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by OCTO
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 pm
klepto wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:53 pm
OCTO wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 am


😁😁😁 that's only the beginning...
My poor porcelain ware, it can't compete :D
Just because we haven’t started to introduce you to the finer points of porcelain ware :)))))))
🙈🤭
by OCTO
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

klepto wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:24 pm
I noticed something tonight, the other day I brewed some yancha with my lqer pot and today I brewed it with some run of the mill porcelain gaiwan. The lqer pot gave it more body, it was a measurable difference. TBH it tasted a bit better too :mrgreen:
😁😁😁 that's only the beginning...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

I came into TF not knowing what all this teaware was about and then I dived head first. Drowning, then learned to swim and now learning mandarin. What gives?! :D I'm deep in the hole with the rest of you now. :mrgreen: Not yet, you are still in clear water, we're down at the bottom stuck in the muc...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

klepto I highly recommend this pairing as well. It wasn’t my initial move, but I came to the conclusion after all, golden. klepto Don’t discount YanCha too.... 😁😁😁 Most of my small sized ZiNi are pretty much dedicated to YanCha and Aged DanCong.... don’t worry abt the pot being too big, it’s a bonu...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

I came into TF not knowing what all this teaware was about and then I dived head first. Drowning, then learned to swim and now learning mandarin. What gives?! :D I'm deep in the hole with the rest of you now. :mrgreen: Not yet, you are still in clear water, we're down at the bottom stuck in the muc...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

klepto nice one! I thought it might have been you who snatched up that one! I’d divert from your usual Puerh and give roasted or aged Oolong a try :) old Zini works wonders with these... klepto I highly recommend this pairing as well. It wasn’t my initial move, but I came to the conclusion after al...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:36 pm
klepto Welcome to the club!! Nice of you to join us 🕳 🐇 😅 😂 🤣

Looks good! Curious to hear how it performs compared to your other pots. How many ml's?
@klepto

It’s a party down here in the 🐇 🕳..... welcome! Welcome with open arms!!!

🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
by OCTO
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

I have a very basic question: How do we measure pot wall thickness? Is it at the spout or at the rim? Also, what are the mm ranges for: Thin, medium and thick? LeoFox I am on the same boat as you, and have yet to find a metric. Something I noticed is weight of the pot in comparison to how much liqu...
by OCTO
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

gregcss wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:06 pm
OCTO
Beautiful wood pieces
TQ @gregcss.. :) :)
by OCTO
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

Exploring new options.... for a wetter brew, gungfu style.

Cheers!!

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by OCTO
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

Exploring a new tea tray idea.... the fragrance from the cypress wood is extremely calming and grounding.... 😂😂😂

Cheers!!

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by OCTO
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 321025

Re: Yixing

LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:59 am
I have a very basic question:

How do we measure pot wall thickness? Is it at the spout or at the rim?

Also, what are the mm ranges for:
Thin, medium and thick?
no idea.. hahaha.... never measured mine... :) :)
by OCTO
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Looking for new tea tray recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: Looking for new tea tray recommendations

Agree with @Bok.

Don't have to get a dedicated teaboat or tea tray. I have friends using a plain granite grinding block paired with a shallow bowl.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: puerh: to air or not to air?
Replies: 27
Views: 1310

Re: puerh: to air or not to air?

Something I'd like to point out is that OCTO and StoneLadle both live in Malaysia. In my experience, here in Texas, and in the experience of Marco up in Toronto, airing out is a bad idea compared to just resting it in storage conditions. The low humidity is such that, once you leave it out for 14-6...
by OCTO
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 17
Views: 4425

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

I'm not surprised if you say that you don't care but to say no one does is far fetched... Mainland tea drinking is far behind the rest of the world anyways... Like everything else Second that, 1000s of Taiwanese, Malaysians and other Huaren would wholeheartedly disagree with this statement. What is...