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by .m.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 646

Re: Drippy spouts?

What I really do dislike in this case is the almost horizontal spout/s, which really is a very basic issue for performance. With more angled spout like in most pots, when you tilt it to the point that the spout point down vertically the base of the pot will cross over the vertical line. In that cas...
by .m.
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 501
Views: 55080

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

It looks like the "french tuo" ripe from xiaguan tea factory. Around 2005 (EDIT: earlier on some teas, on other around 2003 ... ???) Xiaguan switched to the crane logo on their wrapper papers, so it shouldnt be younger than that.* For comparison: https://www.jkteashop.com/xiaguan-tea-p-938.html htt...
by .m.
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 501
Views: 55080

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I brewed up this tea i purchased randomly a few years ago. Supposedly a 2005 shu puer 250g tuo. Is it Xiaguan, is it CNNP? It tastes like a Kang brick tea that's been slightly fermented. Plenty of twigs, sticks under the surface. Anyone recognize the label, is this what we call fake tea? It looks l...
by .m.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Guangdong puerh
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Guangdong puerh

Ya, I've had the green box and the green tin several years ago when i started to drink tea. Not sure what or if there's a difference to the orange box. Also the Special ripe tuo (yellow and green box), which i think was quite decent, but i dont really remember. They used to produce sheng puerh until...
by .m.
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Guangdong puerh
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Guangdong puerh

I'm interested to hear any bits of information on the puerh and other tea production by the Guangdong branch of the CNNP (later transformed into the Guangdong Tea Import and Export Co.). Namely any information about the Guang Yun Gong puerh cakes and Golden Sail (Jin Fan) Brand products, which are s...
by .m.
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone else found their diet influences what tea they want to drink?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Has anyone else found their diet influences what tea they want to drink?

My preference tends to vary according to the season: in colder seasons i drink a bit more teas of warmer nature in sense of TCM, namely more reds, occasional shu or high roast oolong, while in warmer seasons more sheng and oolong, even some greens. However, part of it is also that sheng tends to tas...
by .m.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

That's a pretty nice sculpting on this pot. Might be a treasure in the end.
by .m.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: F1 hongni XiaoYuanXian
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: FS: F1 hongni XiaoYuanXian

Hello, I believe the style of the pot you are showing here is XianYuan (線圓壺), but please feel free to correct me if I am wrong! -S You might be correct! I got this name from another site, so I do not know for sure. Often different regions use different terms though. For example a Biandeng is named ...
by .m.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Hand made silver pots?

I've been toying with the same idea, but i don't think i'll ever make one. I'd start with copper to learn how to form it by hammering. I suppose that a lot of the technique could be transferred to silver. But shui-ping wont be easy. Anyway if you manage to make a nice pot in copper, you can always g...
by .m.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My hand-made gongfu table
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: My hand-made gongfu table

Wow, that's pretty neat. How did you seal the tray for water leakage?
by .m.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Interesting research group for Yixing clay
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Interesting research group for Yixing clay

MarshalN wrote about this (or a similar kind of spectral analysis) on his blog few years back.
http://www.marshaln.com/2015/11/teapot-testing/
by .m.
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Bok wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:30 am
80s is more expensive than 90s and has better Zini clay, Eot is asking more for small 90ies pots...
So are you saying that the clay on your pots is better than that on those EoT is selling?
by .m.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

I can't even believe how much you are asking for them... :o
by .m.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Brewing time discussed on Medium
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Brewing time discussed on Medium

And as others pointed, some teas can be pretty tasty if actually boiled. :D I worded my comment wrong. I meant I use boiling water. I've edited it. Though, I do actually boil or simmer some teas, aged yanchas, aged whites, some aged puers after infusing some times. Sorry, I know I've misread it.
by .m.
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Brewing time discussed on Medium
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Brewing time discussed on Medium

I rarely drink green teas, but i tend to think that good tea should withstand boiling water, even if that may not be the best way of brewing it. Like greens, some delicate tippy black teas can also be tricky to get right. Too hot and the flavour and aroma gets destroyed, too low and it doesn't get r...