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by Baisao
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Tea-Masters

Yes everything he said is true however... if I purchase something that doesn’t represent what is advertised (age, producer, storage conditions etc.) it will throw off my ability to build a pallet and the knowledge of what I like and what to look for. So for those purposes (since I don’t know what a...
by Baisao
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 307
Views: 42532

Re: Yixing

People who have developed some authentication skills aren't too keen of pointing to all the features very explicitly and listing them one by one, for fear that people making replicas might get too good. This. I keep mum about some of the things I know, though I have been told that the makers of fak...
by Baisao
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 307
Views: 42532

Re: Yixing

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by Baisao
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Tea-Masters

I searched around and could not find any info on tea-masters website. They have a 1997 Menghai 7542 for $600/cake. Just wondering if they are legit and if this is the going rate or seem expensive compared to others? I've ordered from Tea Masters in the past and received some quite decent teas. He's...
by Baisao
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: KingTeaMall

something made with additives or “painted” to have a similar color as zhuni. would you share more details please? how do you determine that? would you have any link to zhu ni tea pot which is obviously not painted or with some additives please? just to compare and learn. You seem to be very knowled...
by Baisao
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: KingTeaMall

Doesn’t look painted/coated. Clay has quite a few iron dots and looks to me like it’s a coarse mix of different clays w/ iron oxide added. I’ve actually been eyeing this pot even though I don’t normally buy modern stuff. Overall shape and details looks inspired by 70’s pots. Good point about the ir...
by Baisao
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: KingTeaMall

Is this the teapot? https://www.kingteamall.com/product/yixing-teapot-shui-ping-hu-horizontal-pot-around-120cc-zhaozhuang-zhuni-mud/ It doesn’t appear to be modern zhuni but something made with additives or “painted” to have a similar color as zhuni. It’s a coin flip whether it’ll make good tea. I h...
by Baisao
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Mei leaf

chofmann wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 pm
I feel like I was misquoted here :?: :cry:

@chofmann, sorry I misunderstood you. The quotes were all jacked up. Fixed it.
by Baisao
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?

Baisao thanks! Yes, I have seen those around, although I think they do originally come from Chaozhou, where they are still produced in very similar designs. You would not happen to have an image or link of how the brown ones look like? Correct. I sent you pics of my own two via a different service.
by Baisao
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Mei leaf

A friend of mine died last year of stomach cancer and I wonder if it was because she had to sample bad teas to curate high quality teas. There's a difference between assuming and wondering about the causation of something. I did not state that my friend died of cancer because of drinking bad tea. T...
by Baisao
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 1196

Re: Mei leaf

I know you reeeeally need the attention and I should feed into it BUT.... The Shamwow actually works very well. Extremely absorbent for the size and weight too. The commercial was purposely created in a way that mocked infomercials (you might be too young to remember those?). It was sort of a parod...
by Baisao
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?

Baisao thanks! Educate my Japanese teaware ignorance, what is a Bofura? It's a small ceramic kettle used in senchado. It sits on a ryoro, usually heated with charcoal. Most bofura are white and porous but some are made of brown clay and are glazed inside. The white ones are popular in the chaxi com...
by Baisao
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?

I read what you were asking but thought I would through it my two bits. Some Japanese bofura have a glazed interior and can take the heat without shattering. While they are on the large size 300-500ml, they wouldn't change the flavor of the tea like clay would. These would be ideal for traditional b...
by Baisao
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Gyokuro recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Gyokuro recommendations

I realize you were also asking about inexpensive Gyokuro which I can’t recommend, it’s kind of like asking for an inexpensive Leica. I love this analogy. A great gyokuro or matcha is also like a Leica in that there is nothing else quite like it. Elegant and sublime without being ostentatious. It ta...
by Baisao
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Gyokuro recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Gyokuro recommendations

t-curious , excellent introduction, btw. Welcome to the group. I am fond of Thes du Japon as a seller, not that the others mentioned here are bad. The thing I like about this seller is that there is more focus placed on single estate and single cultivar teas, so they are not blended. There's a plac...