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by Chris
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Early Factory FB page is closing...
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Early Factory FB page is closing...

That's unfortunate! I've learned a lot from that group and felt welcome the few times I posted. Anecdotally, I feel like there's a surprising amount of rule-breaking posts (despite the group's rules being quite straightforward) and obvious non-Factory pots posted. I can see why they might want to ca...
by Chris
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Yann Zisha Gallery
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Yann Zisha Gallery

@Yann Zisha Gallery Thank you for the very thorough response!
by Chris
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Yann Zisha Gallery
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Yann Zisha Gallery

Welcome! I've enjoyed seeing your posts on Instagram.

Can you share more info about the clays used in the pots you're selling, like how they are processed? I saw a link to a clay-related page on your web site, but it seems to be broken.
by Chris
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 43
Views: 14460

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

It's a bit messy but I like the combination of teaware and teak! I love how some of the pieces also serve as reminders of trips abroad or friends who gave them as gifts.
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by Chris
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196077

Re: Yixing

Thanks for sharing, @alejandro2high! Do you have a favorite of your Yinchen pots? What types of filters do they have, or does it vary?
by Chris
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incense and Tea
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Incense and Tea

I have a pretty ridiculous collection of incense, mostly made by KyaraZen, Ken Cannata, and various Japanese companies. At its best, I love it as much as tea, but despite feeling conceptually related, I mostly enjoy them separately. Sure, I may sometimes drink an uncomplicated tea grandpa style and ...
by Chris
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196077

Re: Yixing

@alejandro2high, if you have time, would you mind sharing some pictures of your Yinchen pots at some point?
by Chris
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea
Replies: 50
Views: 5848

Re: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea

Victoria wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Please do share cliffjudith. Looking forward to getting your take on topic.
Seconded!
by Chris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178289

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had 2019 Lishan Gongcha. Thick, strong and smooth, sweet Yiwu aftertaste - my favorite young sheng. The few young BYH shengs I've tried have been really good, and I don't usually like young sheng very much. I remember thinking a somewhat recent Yibi was almost like chewing on sugarcane, albeit with...
by Chris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178289

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2011 Dayi Jin. I bought a little sample for fun. Even though I wouldn't pay current prices for a full cake, I like this tea. It's strong, has a kind of sweet forest floor/mushroom age thing going balanced with hay, maybe, and some drying astringency. Distinct energy sitting in my chest. Long huigan.
by Chris
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196077

Re: Yixing

Thanks, Bok! I bought this one a few years ago so I could be misremembering, but I am almost sure it was represented as 80s Green Label era from a reliable seller. Still, my assumption is that any Yixing pot I buy is more likely than not to be tuition, haha. Maybe I'll take some more pictures for th...
by Chris
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196077

Re: Yixing

Looking through old pictures and found some of my (I think?) early 80s F1 hongni. (Please tell me if you disagree!) Edit: This might not be early 80s. Just editing to avoid this post causing any confusion. Edit 2: As Bok suggested, I posted this pot on the Facebook Early Teapots group. Initial respo...
by Chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 78
Views: 14667

Re: Tetsubin

Thanks for your replies, pantry and Bok! Looking forward to making tea with it today, in that case. :D
by Chris
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 78
Views: 14667

Re: Tetsubin

Thank you to everyone who's posted suggestions on lessening rust spots inside the testsubin. The attached picture is the worst spot in mine after several instances of boiling tea leaves, as well as the suggestion of lemon water followed by tea leaves. Is there a certain point at which you guys just ...
by Chris
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196077

Re: Yixing

DailyTX Is the pot on the left in your first pic from Chawang Shop? I think you may have mentioned it when I posted another one of their zhuni pots a few months ago. I've been more curious about the clay recently. For the price, I assumed it can't really be zhuni (much less lao zhuni), but it does ...