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by Bok
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 12
Views: 195

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

@tingjunkie you are right much of F1 is probably overrated, late Qing early republican is the way to go! :)
by Bok
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 295
Views: 31469

Re: Introduce Yourself

Importantly, do not give up on any tea too quick - It might just be that you do not have found the best way to prepare it yet!
by Bok
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 809
Views: 68708

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

You know you have good friends when they bring you this: an authentic, sealed can of Fushoushan :) In this case I can be 100% sure it is real, as the close friend actually got it at FSS. I do not know if the general public can do so, but this guy is a farmer and among fellow farmers there is always ...
by Bok
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS Chaozhou sidehandle kettle
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: FS Chaozhou sidehandle kettle

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by Bok
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS Chaozhou sidehandle kettle
Replies: 1
Views: 26

FS Chaozhou sidehandle kettle

Moving house I found some more ballast I would like to part ways with: For sale is this peculiar clay kettle. A bit difficult to describe, it has a inward canal from the bottom, thus making water heating a lot fast due to the larger surface exposed to the source of heat. Heating up inside out so to ...
by Bok
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 295
Views: 31469

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome! Tea sure is a healthy addiction, though expensive if you go down the rabbit hole :)

As a beginner I would recommend to try and sample as much as you can to narrow down your preferences.
by Bok
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Vintage Yixings 80-90s FS
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Vintage Yixings 80-90s FS

All gone, this thread can be archived, thanks!
by Bok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 12
Views: 195

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

The same counts for Qing or ROC pots, each better than the later period. And more expensive... Lets see what they gonna say in 20 years. If China continues to grow economically in that pace, tea and tea pots will be a rich man's game... Not necessarily, older clays are much more diverse and not pre...
by Bok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 12
Views: 195

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

Well, i found a 70's F1 Shui Ping here in Germany in a flea market for 2 Euros a year or so ago ;) Point proven :mrgreen: Congrats! 60's and 70's pots were made in millions, and 20 years ago one did not think that they will be that expensive, as they are now. Of course no one can know, yet the prim...
by Bok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 12
Views: 195

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

Thinking about it, maybe with the exception of the artist made, more ornate pots, those are thought after for later periods as well, but not the standard shapes.
by Bok
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 12
Views: 195

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

Given how the prices for pots develop, and most likely continue to rise I partially agree. They are good value and look decent enough for F2. I do not think F2 pots will see an increase in demand or price any time soon, quality is for the most part not comparable to F1. Same period for F1 pots is n...
by Bok
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 217
Views: 20462

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Nice pics and interesting view of a rarely focused on area :mrgreen:
by Bok
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 809
Views: 68708

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I think freshness in Gaoshan is overrated... if the quality is good it does not matter how quickly you get it after the harvest. To the contrary, some even benefit from a little rest. My winter harvest usually lasts me the whole year and does not lose anything.
by Bok
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Yamada family seal chops and signatures
Replies: 24
Views: 377

Re: Yamada family seal chops and signatures

@Victoria thanks for the pictures of Jozan II! And all related information, as well as all other contributions @Baisao , @steanze. This thread will turn out to be a Yamada reference trove! Can’t wait to contribute with mine...
by Bok
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea

Nice, simple setup. Happy the teapot is in good company in its new home!