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by Baisao
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

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by Baisao
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

Instagram wouldn’t let us # your title ‘Nipple’ Baisao. I guess there are strict rules over there :D Hahahahaha!!! :lol: I suppose it’s suggestive enough. I actually added that tag as a lazy experiment to see how many creeps would interact with the photo. It didn’t happen and I forgot to remove the...
by Baisao
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

She was quite the concubine!
by Baisao
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

I've only seen such short spouts on xishi when they are Taiwanese made. If I had to guess, I'd say it's Taiwanese red clay. I had the exact same thought when I saw this. The pour from these can be grand, by the way. That may very well be the case! The pour is grand by the way, clean long stream, no...
by Baisao
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

tingjunkie wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 pm
I've only seen such short spouts on xishi when they are Taiwanese made. If I had to guess, I'd say it's Taiwanese red clay.
I had the exact same thought when I saw this. The pour from these can be grand, by the way.
by Baisao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

There you go.... if you're more confused than when you first started.... GOOD!. You're on the right track. Most of us are still confused but we are far from being discontented with our purchases. We are confused not because of bad advises or bad choices. We are confused in how a small vessel can br...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

Ok so does that mean your shudei is no longer porous if you fired it at a high temp and it no longer weeps? due to the high heat and the silica your teachers??? what do you study? i will read up on clay particle size relationship to porosity when im off on friday, or sunday, and comment later. cant...
by Baisao
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

steanze you humbly forgot to include yourself, which I hereby do! I myself count myself merely an apprentice of the firstly mentioned… Yet what I can say, most things can only be learned, when you can see and touch the real thing in your hands. Afterwards it gets a tiny bit easier to judge from ima...
by Baisao
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

ok according to YS website: - "this clay contains very high amount of iron oxide" - "The finer the clay used the more sheen the pot has" - "The clay is highly porous but without allowing water to escape or soak in deeply." you said your teapot, sweats out the water from the inside to the outside. s...
by Baisao
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots

From a high height to allow oxygen in? I can’t tell if you are joking. Tea should be poured like wine. We don’t want to bruise the tea or display ostentation in or movements. Watching a person pour is one of the best estimates of the maturity of a person’s practice. I can think of one possible circ...
by Baisao
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots

Nope not joking, just trying to understand what you’re trying to communicate. I don’t drink alcohol but I just watched a video of how to pour wine and it just seemed like a normal pour, no special technique. Are you saying don’t shake the pot to get the last few drops of tea out of the pot because ...
by Baisao
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: pots with mesh strainers
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: pots with mesh strainers

wave_code, just a little more perspective on how (not) fine a strainer for Japanese teas can be: I measured the strainer holes on a pot by Jozan III (who to my knowledge is the only teapot maker to have been recognized as a National Living Treasure) and they are between 2.5-3.0 mm. This is quite wi...
by Baisao
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

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by Baisao
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

It’s difficult from photos, no? And this pot feels like fine silk. The particle size is finer than 60s F1 hongni and zini. And yet it will weep a bit if water is left in it overnight. I can’t say whether it is muting or not. Each specimen is different. I have another one of his pots from the same c...
by Baisao
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

It’s difficult from photos, no? And this pot feels like fine silk. The particle size is finer than 60s F1 hongni and zini. And yet it will weep a bit if water is left in it overnight. I can’t say whether it is muting or not. Each specimen is different. I have another one of his pots from the same cl...