Search found 316 matches

by .m.
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: What makes a good teapot?

Hey there. First time post. I recently bought an 80mL zhuni teapot, and it drips a tad from the lid. Does this make it a bad teapot? Would you consider a teapot that drips, even if it's just a bit, a bad teapot? Not necessarily, it depends how bad it is, and if it can be managed. I have a japanese ...
by .m.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Chanting Pines

They are acting as western facing reseler for the Malaysian boutique http://chazhiji.my/ The prices reflect that. I think Chazhiji shares or shared some common connections also with Essence of Tea and also with Global Tea Hut, so there might be some similarity or overlap (e.g. yixing pots form Zhou ...
by .m.
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?
Replies: 28
Views: 510

Re: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?

Bok wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:44 pm
Adding oxygen by slightly lifting the lid while pouring is another thing that somehow improves some brews. Again, an unsolved case.
Interesting. Must try. Thanks. :D
by .m.
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?
Replies: 28
Views: 510

Re: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?

It lets the tea awaken after a resting period. Basically, the tea is allowed to ‘open up’ a little with the small amount of oxygen and moisture introduced after opening and resealing the pack, or putting loose in a canister. Although I guess information about this is not necessarily abundant, I wou...
by .m.
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 217
Views: 32067

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

My (oversimplified) take is that these recipes are essentially trying to add Ca(HCO3)2 without adding CaCO3. The HCO3- comes from the baking soda, while epsom salt supplies Mg+, which seems less desirable then Ca+, but easier to add. What taste difference if any is there between calcium carbonate a...
by .m.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 217
Views: 32067

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

My (oversimplified) take is that these recipes are essentially trying to add Ca(HCO3)2 without adding CaCO3. The HCO3- comes from the baking soda, while epsom salt supplies Mg+, which seems less desirable then Ca+, but easier to add.
by .m.
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

Hello, I've been using an Early 2000s Hong Ni Shuiping Teapot from Chawangshop ( https://www.chawangshop.com/early-2000s-hong-ni-shuiping-teapot-90cc.html ) for about 4 years now for raw puerh; aged and young :o and have have been happy with it. I'm thinking about getting another pot, specifically ...
by .m.
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

./download/file.php?id=4179 To be honest, the details on your pot look a bit muddy (but so does the one on ZAG). I'd think that with ornamental pots like this a certain crispness of the lines would one of the highly desirable features which makes them command high price. Comparing to a one like thi...
by .m.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

I am increasingly fascinated and intrigued by the European faux yixing pots, such as those produced by dutch potters in late 17th century http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O77866/teapot-elers-david-and/ http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O148601/teapot-de-milde-ary/ and also by the red stoneware of B...
by .m.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Top 10 Producers Of Tea Worldwide By Country (1994-2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: The Top 10 Producers Of Tea Worldwide By Country (1994-2019)

The rise of China and demise of India is interesting. Would be interesting to see it compared with export/import data. For example, I've seen somewhere (not sure how up to date it is), that about 80% of indian tea is consumed domestically.
by .m.
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

Youzi Is this a case of wind/flower glaze? ./download/file.php?id=4153 I'm not sure, there's not enough pictures of pots with wind glaze on the Internet to train up your eye, but those seem to have a pattern, which unless it's intentional, is quite strange. Usually wind glaze on zisha is more natur...
by .m.
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

@Youzi Is this a case of wind/flower glaze?
by .m.
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 812
Views: 75537

Re: Yixing

EBay is no longer a terrible place for vintage pots now that I’ve listed a few pots. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=402045737417&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111 It still is ter...
by .m.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 804
Views: 116161

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Where did you learn that puerh tea was varietal? Of all the articles I've read, none of them mentioned that puer tea came from a specific variety of tree. The articles only mention the fermentation process that distinguishes puer tea from the rest of the types of teas. I had heard of maocha and kne...
by .m.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 45
Views: 6903

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

A nice video of a kintsugi repair procedure: