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by Kale
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

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: 141

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: 348

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: 348

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: 348

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: 82
Views: 5343

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: 154

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: 154

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: 348

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!
by Kale
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 348

FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

Up for sale is a sturdy woodfired shibo by Petr Novak. Around 75ml, unglazed inside and outside. It is like new. I have used it less than 15 times. Was purchased mostly to exprience with non-yixing clays/pottery (I found that it performs well with blacks, roasted oolongs and shou). I will let it go ...
by Kale
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porcelain and Hongni
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Porcelain and Hongni

I have been doing a lot of tastings and comparisons lately between porcelain and decent hongnis (mostly natural green label clay). I did this in order to examine the claim that unless one has those rare ROC or pre-1977 red clay pots, there is really no advantage in using a hongni over porcelain, bes...
by Kale
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)

The pot has been sold!
by Kale
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Iron in clay pots
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Iron in clay pots

How does the iron in certain clays effect the tea or their performance? I know that some factory pots (I think white label Hongnis) have some iron mixed in. Is that what makes them of “lesser” quality than older hongnis? Does it effect the tea? Also, many modern potters often mention about their tea...
by Kale
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)

tealifehk wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:04 am
Was the lid hole drilled out on this pot?
Ha ha, it was not. I don’t like to take risks with green labels. It is very nicely made but I guess it could pour faster with some filing
by Kale
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: FS: Early 80s F1shuiping dark Zini (70ml)

The pot has been reserved per request for now. Will update soon if sold or not.