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by OCTO
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 109
Views: 18432

Re: Yixing advice

This is precisely the information I was seeking when I mentioned finding out “around” what temperature my DCQ pot was fired. I had no intentions of knowing the exact degree, but rather if it was low, medium, or high fired. Being that you noted DCQ can behave differently based on firing temperature....
by OCTO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 84
Views: 2930

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

@Bok

You never fail to amaze!.....
by OCTO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 109
Views: 18432

Re: Yixing advice

I've found they work well with Sheng Puerh that are above 15 years. OCTO, would you mind telling how it makes DCQ a good fit for shengs older than 15 years? Does the rounding effect befits such teas in some way? I haven't drunk those at all yet, if that matters :roll:. polezaivsani The good fit I w...
by OCTO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 109
Views: 18432

Re: Yixing advice

Yann Zisha Gallery wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:30 pm
steanze wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:16 am
True Experts don't hand out patents of who is an expert.
exactly :) !!
OK now..... let’s not let the cat out of the bag.... hahahahahaha....... 🤣🤣🤣🤣
by OCTO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 109
Views: 18432

Re: Yixing advice

I'm just gonna leave this here. :) https://yannzishagallery.com/blogs/zisha-academy-by-yann/why-do-experts-never-talk-about-firing-temperature https://yannzishagallery.com/blogs/zisha-academy-by-yann/the-effects-of-kiln-temperature-on-zisha-part-2 Yann Zisha Gallery Very very nice write up!!... Can...
by OCTO
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 109
Views: 18432

Re: Yixing advice

I have been working on pairing my DCQ recently. It’s 25 year aged clay. I’m finding it works well with Aged Sheng, > 5 years. Is this what you have found in your experience? TeaTotaling I've found they work well with Sheng Puerh that are above 15 years. Most of the Sheng Puerh I drink are 20+ years...
by OCTO
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159692

Re: Yixing

Bok Oh, I did not know that Teachronicles lid is almost paper-thin. It did not look that thin on the photos. I don't own a Zhuni pot, but I have seen many people handling Zhuni pots (even antiques) without extra caution. On YouTube there are many examples, like this one: https://youtube.com/watch?v...
by OCTO
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159692

Re: Yixing

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
Bok wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 am
also does not hurt to have more than one pot... :lol:
It hurts my wallet, Bok
@pantry

The pain won't last... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by OCTO
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 84
Views: 2930

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Teachronicles wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:29 am
OCTO wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:46 am
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Happy Weekend folks!!!
Beautiful teapots. Details on the left one?
@Teachronicles

Thank you.. Left pot is a 1950s ZhuNi ShuiPing.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 84
Views: 2930

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

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Happy Weekend folks!!!
by OCTO
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer
Replies: 203
Views: 14360

Re: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer

OCTO Right! I’m definitely treading water in the deep end, no doubt. Stop grabbing at my leg to pull me under, though 😂 I know misery loves company down in the depths. PS I may have another one on the way, strange times. Sinking slowly. TeaTotaling I'm just down here waiting for you..... enjoy the ...
by OCTO
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Breaking into a Puer Cake

I would take the easier and more gentle path... No point forcing the cake and risk piercing my hand doing it..... hehehehe... I would usually allow the cake to age a little and it will eventually loosen up (with the exception of iron cake). The edges would come off very easily without much effort.
by OCTO
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159692

Re: Yixing

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:38 am
faj OCTO
Thanks for giving me more excuses to justify another teapot :mrgreen:
@pantry

You don't need excuse... it's an investment for the heart, mind and soul.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by OCTO
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159692

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 am
also does not hurt to have more than one pot... :lol:
@Bok

It definitely won't hurt to have more than one pot!!..... :D :D :D :D

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
It hurts my wallet.
@pantry

Brewing a cup that calms the soul will numb the pain and clear the mind..... fruit for thought.... hahahaha....
by OCTO
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer
Replies: 203
Views: 14360

Re: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer

Though really not being a collector at heart, I have found teapots to be satisfying to look at and manipulate for reasons I will not try to fully explain. There is a reason people tend to collect them. TAD is real. Run away while you still can... :lol: archimon If there is any advice you take, it w...