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by Bok
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Also deafening silence in regards to recent fake accounts for promotion and screenshots taken of later disappeared heated discussions...

He knew exactly what happened and has no reply which would not make him look worse than it already is.
by Bok
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml

More details
by Bok
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml

Here you can see the Zisha inside.
by Bok
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml
Replies: 2
Views: 38

FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml

Neiziwaihong, yes, you read that right - a fine example of a late Qing, early Republican Zisha clay, coated with a fine layer of Hongni. This technique, although most famous during green label, has actually been used since the Qing dynasty. The workmanship on this pot is quite good, look at the curv...
by Bok
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to get into the the tea industry/advice from vendors on how to proceed
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: How to get into the the tea industry/advice from vendors on how to proceed

One thing I consider paramount in getting access to the best(or even good) teas: relationships . Be it with famers, teamakers(as those are often separate people to the farmers), wholesalers, tea sourcers, retailers etc. All that takes time. People spend decades to build these up and maintain them. T...
by Bok
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: old Tokoname Shudei, 90+ml
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: FS: old Tokoname Shudei, 90+ml

Sold! This can be archived now, thanks.
by Bok
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: old Tokoname Shudei, 90+ml
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: FS: old Tokoname Shudei, 90+ml

<on hold>
by Bok
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

The way they are replying and not assuming any responsibilities over past actions, doesn't bode well for Steepster's future...
by Bok
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

hopeofdawn wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:20 am
lol, the statements from the Adagio rep:
If I am not mistaken that was the boss :mrgreen:
by Bok
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Yeah I read that as well... seems like that is going to be sudden death for Steepster.

Adagios latest strategy of revival of Teachat seems to have failed spectacularly, even fake accounts and a super motivated marketing person could not reanimate it.
by Bok
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 32
Views: 2437

Re: Bok

Thought I was finished, but not 100% happy with the silver, will add another layer to even out the shine more...

Here’s some preview pics:
by Bok
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: F1 Green Label Zini Xishi, 90ml
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: FS: F1 Green Label Zini Xishi, 90ml

Due to shipping troubles to some countries, I have been unable to ship this teapot to its new owner.

For this reason it is available again!
Same price and condition as before. And already packed and ready to go ;)
by Bok
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 138
Views: 18111

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

However, the curve is bathtub-shaped. British and American auction-houses semi-regularly carry artistic Yixing that goes for quite high prices, but these are bought by art collectors who are not terribly interested in tea-making. Cast-mold versions of famous works are also sold as novelties at bric...
by Bok
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resting Water

It’s quite common to put water in porous clay jars to refresh and improve its taste.

Even described in the tea classics.
by Bok
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F2 teapots
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: F2 teapots

... not to derail the thread, but how does one determine that a pot is "Factory 2 or 5" (as with one of the Chawang pots, and the TeaLife HK pot)? Does factory 3-4 even exist? 3 and 4 made mostly flower pots and other utilitarian things. There must be some documentation on F2-5 pots that allow for ...