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by Kupuntu
Mon May 25, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 715

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

I purposely didn't post where I bought the pots from, but both vendors are well regarded here and you find both clay types from multiple vendors (modern zhuni pots especially, direct from China).
by Kupuntu
Sat May 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 715

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

Sometimes the lack of reply also tells you something: no one seems to know for sure or can claim with 100% certainty :) Oh absolutely. In this case it's a positive thing haha. Nobody seems to be keen on saying it be true. Thanks for the replies, does anyone know anything more regarding this? I post...
by Kupuntu
Fri May 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 715

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

These are the popular and reputable sellers too. What I just wrote on the other thread, also applies here: What is popular is not necessarily right. McDo is pretty popular, is it quality, healthy food? Some people are elected by the majority of their folks(at least in theory) – are they therefore g...
by Kupuntu
Thu May 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 715

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

From what I gather, clay cost is just a small portion of the retail price of the pot. Say, a pot that retails for $120 probably used about $5 worth of clay, etc. However, you’ll still have to buy it in bulk so you need some capital for the more exotic clay. Regarding whether those clays still exist...
by Kupuntu
Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 715

Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

I've recently paid more attention to various websites selling modern teapots and I also decided to try out their pots (not here yet as I just ordered both this week). I'm especially curious about "zhuni" and "di cao qing", more specifically DCQ clay mined from the original Huang Long Shan mines. I d...
by Kupuntu
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 6851

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

All my tea sessions are 8g sessions and I tend to do one on workdays, two on Friday, three on Saturday and one on Sunday. 8-24g a day. 24g days are kind of heavy so I've been thinking about limiting myself to two sessions a day.
by Kupuntu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Duanni clay - underrated clay?
Replies: 21
Views: 3493

Re: Duanni clay - underrated clay?

I had heard that duanni was very muting and often used for teas that requires muting. That made me think if it'd work great for traditional storage puerh and I purchased a modern duanni pot (I'm more about the performance than collectability myself) and I've had great success with it. Would like to ...
by Kupuntu
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Favourite vessel size for puerh?

Thanks for the replies. Even when I was first starting out I noticed how people tend to use smaller, glazed vessels for younger sheng and bigger unglazed clay pots for aged puerh. Of course it's not quite as simple as we see from the replies. The heat retention of a bigger vessel and its effects on ...
by Kupuntu
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: Keum Tae-woong Glazed Woodfired Cup (74mL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Keum Tae-woong Glazed Woodfired Cup (74mL)

I sent the payment and added the note of my username and item. Also sent my mailing address to the admins through the form.
by Kupuntu
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Favourite vessel size for puerh?

One of my favourite revelations (if that's what you want to call it) in the past few years regarding puerh has been vessel size. After researching different clays and pots I realized how important the size of the pot is. I've brewed puerh in quite a few different teapots and gaiwans. I admit I don't...
by Kupuntu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puerh wrappers have QS marks which can be googled for detailed factory info
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Puerh wrappers have QS marks which can be googled for detailed factory info

I was discussing these QS marks on Discord the other day. I don't know how many people know it but there's usually a QS mark like this on the wrapper. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/137536075265474560/401116212454490122/unknown.png Anyway, if you google that number written under it you shoul...
by Kupuntu
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?

Interesting wrappers attract attention but many reviewers have been saying good things about White2Tea. Their selection is "small" or at least small enough to keep a track of it. YS makes so much puerh for their own label that even if you do a huge order from them, you'll only scratch the surface. P...
by Kupuntu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Science behind letting puerh "rest" after shipment?
Replies: 32
Views: 6134

Re: Science behind letting puerh "rest" after shipment?

I noticed that every sheng I tried was much stronger/bitter if I didn't let it rest before drinking it. Older sheng usually has a stronger storage taste at first so letting it rest is essential before judging it. Shou, especially relatively young shou tends to have a stronger wodui if I don't let it...
by Kupuntu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Silver teapots?
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: Silver teapots?

Brent D wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:17 am
I caved.
Got one on the way from ys.
Expect a full report ;)
Oh yeah, I'll make sure to read so I know if it's worth it or not.
by Kupuntu
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Longjing: Sources and Brewing
Replies: 19
Views: 5382

Re: Longjing: Sources and Brewing

I got a 50g bag from What-Cha once and I did it grandpa style mostly. Expensive but good, though I don't really have much to compare it to. I might get a bag or two from YS when I make my next order. It was also decent gong fu'd but sometimes I was craving grandpa style tea and longjing seemed like ...