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by Bok
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451038

Re: Yixing

Bok It is prob a lot easier for a US based shop to resell stuff from western facing vendors in China than it would be to form new connections there. That might be the case yes. Still a bit odd though, don’t think the price difference is large enough to prioritise a US based buy vs shipping from Asi...
by Bok
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Gashon harvest outlook?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Gashon harvest outlook?

Actually, financial impact for general agriculture is a much more important issue. Vegetables, fruit and crops are essential (by extension animals), tea is a luxury. The high mountains should fare better though they get some moisture from the mist. Lower elevation it’s a different story... aka Orien...
by Bok
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 52
Views: 985

Re: English-language Yixing books

Don’t think Yixing ware needs a plausible reason to be found in Singapore, lots of tea enthusiasts with deep pockets there...
by Bok
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451038

Re: Yixing

Isn't purple cloud just a reseller of Western vendors' stuff, who don't have a us warehouse? I saw m&l teapots there too and i think from other shops as well. Can be, but in this case they have custom engraving on the bottom. Would that makes sense to resell stuff? M&L is in Canada right? Just next...
by Bok
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3848
Views: 451038

Re: Yixing

On funnier Yixing news, just saw this from Purple Cloud teahouse "custom made pots" https://www.instagram.com/p/CNoig89gWYv/ , which do look exactly the same as the wildly popular custom made ones from Essence of tea: https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yixing-teapots/products/120ml-fang-xia-hongni...
by Bok
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 128
Views: 12715

Re: Bok

I will be selling two more of these large 100ml Qing cups shortly: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=1634

Same condition as these above, but I haven't taken any pictures yet. Will be offered as a pair not singles cups. Early bird catches the worm...
by Bok
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Gashon harvest outlook?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Gashon harvest outlook?

Oh wow. It says the drought is one of the worst in the last 50 years. Water is always an interesting topic. Who gets to use it, how we protect it and what happens when there is none. Its S something that a lot of us probably take for granted. Typhoons?? Cant we pray for something a little less inte...
by Bok
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Gashon harvest outlook?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Gashon harvest outlook?

It’s true, usually less rain means more flavour in the tea, but not so sure how it will affect the yield. High mountain also still has moisture from mist in the morning and night time, but not sure how far that goes if it keeps being so dry...

Awaiting a typhoon to bring some rain.
by Bok
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1110
Views: 228754

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Anything with Shiso must taste amazing. That’s a personal rule I have. I’d try it!
by Bok
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Strong Tea: Richard Notkin and the Yixing Tradition
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Strong Tea: Richard Notkin and the Yixing Tradition

ditto!

Also to @pedant for making it more accessible.
by Bok
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Gashon harvest outlook?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Gashon harvest outlook?

There has been no rain... to a point that almost all parts of Taiwan, except the North have imposed water rationing measures. Not sure how that panned out in the high mountains, but no water is probably not good.

Haven’t looked into buying any either, I’ll report back if I hear something.
by Bok
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Close-up images of Yixing clay
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Close-up images of Yixing clay

That’s a fun little project! Nice
by Bok
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38160

Re: Yixing advice

The colour change is characteristic of Zhuni but also of high quality Yixing clays in general (at least in my experience). As I’ve been misquoted elsewhere, I want to emphasise this again: some high quality clays turn very dark fast when filled with hot water, most often Zhuni, old AND modern ... I...
by Bok
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 52
Views: 985

Re: English-language Yixing books

@Balthazar Dr Lus book on early factory is a good start, at least there are no confirmed fakes in it :)

Wushing has been mentioned.

But I’m not sure where to get these in the West...