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by lopin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Selling my japanese teaware collection
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: FS: Selling my japanese teaware collection

Victoria wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:56 pm
lopin is this still an active sale? Not seeing on your link. Will archive otherwise.
@victoria Yep, available pieces numbered in the pinned post and can be found by search/scrolling.
Thx
by lopin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

i have recently bought 4 xiaomi hygro/termo meters. they are small, connect to app via bluettoth and you can track changes etc. they show about 5% more RH then my other hygrometer but consistently, so it could be counted for. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000713871310.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0...
by lopin
Mon May 18, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 140
Views: 12849

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

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by lopin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 83
Views: 10316

Re: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations

did you try yancha from king tea mall? i had several and it is decent but can't judge price ratio as i do not have that much experience.
by lopin
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?
Replies: 18
Views: 3566

Re: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?

Many people build/use pumidors to enable aging. You can search for pumidor here on teaforum. Also there is a good article on teadb
by lopin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

lopin Good to hear this pot didn’t set you back too much. Not a total waste as long as you learn something from these two replicas. If your planing to buy pots online you should spend some time doing side by side photo comparison of real vs. fake. Doing this has helped me avoid ending up with lots ...
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

lopin This new 60’s pot looks similar to a number of fake pots I’ve seen listed by Japanese vendors on yahoo JP and eBay. Also it could just be the way you photographed these but it looks like lid skirt on both those pots are very round which seems less common for the era. Yep, likely the case. I d...
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

More photos, replica on the right.
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

So i have performed usual cleaning, rubbed with soda, cooked 30 mins and i think that shine recessed,disappeared.
I took photo comparing it to modern replica ( per early teapots II seniors). Might be a good idea to post it there as well..
What is your view now BOK?
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 250132

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Spring Tip 2007 Yunnan Shuangjiang #mengkurongshi #shengpuerh #puerh. I have this in the same rank, maybe slightly below, like 8653 from #xiaguanteafactory . Very strong, invirogating, less smoke and no strong huigan present but bitterness that goes well with dumplings:) Went strong with about 8g fo...
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

Also have another one with shiny outside and the lid. I am not sure what to think about it. Is it wax. Strange bubbles under the lid. It has been used and i got it from japan(same as previous one) ./download/file.php?id=4030 ./download/file.php?id=4029 ./download/file.php?id=4028 Do you have a prop...
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:54 am
lopin first one really looks like wood fired Yixing to me... that together with the overall style makes me think it’s a modern pot.
Thanks, it came in the wooden box lookimg rather old, with cotton padding inside.
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

More photos
by lopin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 328130

Re: Yixing

Also have another one with shiny outside and the lid. I am not sure what to think about it. Is it wax. Strange bubbles under the lid. It has been used and i got it from japan(same as previous one)