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by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

Bok wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:58 am
tingjunkie funny you say that, my 90s also glows - with certain teas only. That is where pot/tea affinity come into play...
Yes, proper pairing makes all the difference. Maybe I just haven't found the right pairing for my new Green Label QSN pot yet.
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Update: The mystery has been solved! This is a repro of a pot by famous Yixing artist Chen Guoliang. Nice craftsmanship, but not in the same league as the master. :P

http://www.zisha.com/product/915.shtml? ... RVLoamHi3c
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

Here's a good example... I bought this 90ml duo qiu from Jing Tea Shop back around 2011. I think they claimed it was from the 90's. This photo was taken back when the pot was mostly unused, but if it was daylight, I'd post an updated pic for comparison and you would see that this thing glows! In com...
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

Second, I think that part of what TJ was trying to say is that a significant improvement in clay quality doesn't necessarily suggest a significant improvement in performance. I'm inclined to agree with this claim. In my view, and with respect to the teas that I drink, I think that when you move fro...
by tingjunkie
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

Bok wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 am
@tingjunkie you are right much of F1 is probably overrated, late Qing early republican is the way to go! :)
Sure... if you’re rich. I’m a big fan of the Early-Millennial Jing Tea Shop era. 🤣
by tingjunkie
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

I'll probably get slammed for this, but... If looking at teapots as tools for brewing, rather than for their collector/resale value, I think Factory pots are largely over-hyped. I have several modern pots from private studios that tend to outperform my F1 and F2 teapots. I'm not talking very expensi...
by tingjunkie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS- Several Yixing Teapots
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: FS- Several Yixing Teapots

Pot #1 SOLD
by tingjunkie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?

Thinner porcelain. Or just use slightly cooler water than right off the boil.
by tingjunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: What kind of pot do you think works best for black teas?

Black meaning red, or meaning hei cha?

If you're looking to focus on higher fruity notes then you want porcelain or glazed ceramic. Clay will round out some of the higher fruity notes.
by tingjunkie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Thanks, I'm definitely becoming rather attached, regardless of the market value.
by tingjunkie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Detail work...

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by tingjunkie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Better photos...

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by tingjunkie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS- Several Yixing Teapots
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: FS- Several Yixing Teapots

TJ, if you ever decide to get rid of that Best Tea House special order pot you have, you know where to look first. ;) Hey brother!!! Hope you are well. You are definitely top of the waiting list for that pot, don't worry. I actually keep an eye out for similar ones for you, but never see any. Are y...
by tingjunkie
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS- Several Yixing Teapots
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: FS- Several Yixing Teapots

Pot #6 is sold.
by tingjunkie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

I think you all need to get out more. :lol: