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by Kale
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

@Chadrinkincat - yup mica is the shiny silver glitter dots.
This is what I saw in the pic , but perhaps I’m wrong. It’s mostly visible with direct light
by Kale
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

mudandleaves wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Besides the texture and color of the clay, there are 4 kinds of ‘imperfections’ which can be found on true zisha. Read about it on our latest blog post:
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I think that this is mostly true about modern yixing. The lack of mica is actually an important identifying mark of pre-1977 yixing teapots.
by Kale
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: TeasWeLike ConScript/Naked Group Buy
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: TeasWeLike ConScript/Naked Group Buy

@Atlas any updates? is it full?
by Kale
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

I'm sure it will work great. When you finish the surgery don't forget to post the "after" pictures... So...any conclusions? (lmk if you decide to return it -- I've been looking on this guy for a couple of weeks ;) ) Hah, bad news, I've decided to keep it after all - it's playing real nice with the m...
by Kale
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

So...any conclusions? (lmk if you decide to return it -- I've been looking on this guy for a couple of weeks ;) ) Hi all, I've bought a pot for primarily 15-20yo pu'er - high-fired late F1 70s hongni as far as I know- but a friend has suggested that it may not be the best choice for relatively matur...
by Kale
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

Most of my ZiNi pots are DiCaoQing in nature. Have you tried pairing ur ZiNi with wuyi rock tea? My QingShuiNi brews an array of teas... again, no hard rule to pair QSN with a specific tea. I have a ROC period QSN which brews up an awesome cup of fresh green TieGuanYin, and another that QSN that wh...
by Kale
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

I usually try to make sure I give every pot a session or two every week or so, but find it increasingly hard with the brown/purple ones ( a couple of neizis and a dark zini). Setting a side shou (which I rarely drink) and hongcha (which I almost never do), I find that the only tea that actually bene...
by Kale
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: A find in the basement?
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: A find in the basement?

Someone just posted a similar seal on the early teapots FB group...
by Kale
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

SOLD!
by Kale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

Down to $75 including shipping in the US (international buyers will get 10$ off shipping)
by Kale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

A clarification In response to a question: I will ship it overseas and will take down $10 from the shipping costs (international buyers can choose the kind of shipping or insurance they want).
by Kale
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 90
Views: 8023

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

.m. wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:46 am
That is a really nice kyusu. I want one. :)
They are sold out! I think it was online for just one weekend...
by Kale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Shops in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Tea Shops in Germany?

Bok wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:28 am
Kale wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:58 am
A friend in Germany is looking for a shop in which she can taste good tea. Any recommendations?
Germany is a big place. Where is she located?
Leipzig, but if there is nothing there, I'm sure she can use other resources that might in the area when she travel etc...
by Kale
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Shops in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Tea Shops in Germany?

A friend in Germany is looking for a shop in which she can taste good tea. Any recommendations?
by Kale
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

Victoria wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Gorgeous shiboridashi, perfect wabi-sabi. Am looking for this just at 150ml volume.

Thanks Victoria!