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by .m.
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289662

Re: Yixing

YeeOnTeaCo wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:32 pm
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Found this one our resident tea guru created for a bit of fun. His automotive design background had a big influence in this unique shape πŸ˜„. One hand operation with this one is sublime 😎
Wow! Nice lines. :P
by .m.
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 119
Views: 18299

Re: Tetsubin

@rainy Everything points to it being a cheap enameled teapot. In fact, one cannot prepare tea in an actual iron tetsubin, it would not taste good.
by .m.
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 119
Views: 18299

Re: Tetsubin

It looks perfectly good to me, just a bit of rust - it can be blackened by boiling some tea in, but in general some rust is expected and hardly avoidable. :D
by .m.
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teashops...
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: Teashops...

One of the pictures showed cakes wrapped in plastic. Why did they do that? Is this "dry Malaysian" storage"? There is also the effect of preserving aroma better (too much air exposure might not be a good thing long-term), and in case of Hojo, the cakes are even vacuum sealed (the Hojo method, the g...
by .m.
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Broken filter
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Broken filter

It looks like the piece could hold there by itself if put back carefully? Otherwise there might be a way to fix it in place with a thin stainless or silver wire...
by .m.
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1981-1005-1 ./download/file.php?id=6415 This one is closely related to a very classic yixing design. I'm not sure which came first though. His terracotta pieces do show a clear influence of yixing pottery. Picture from humi.cside collection
by .m.
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

StoneLadle wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:12 am
Given they took their tea from their colonies and consequent bastardised them it only stands to reason that their pots are the same...
Ouch... lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
by .m.
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289662

Re: Yixing

@OCTO You have big hands 🀣🀣🀣
by .m.
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289662

Re: Yixing

Looking for some pot advice, or if anyone has any experience with Liu Tea Art here in Germany? I'm looking at this pot - https://shop.liu-tea-art.com/produkt/bamboo-xiaopin-handmade-yixing-purple-clay-zisha-teapot/ I don't care about any of the Taoist or zodiac calendar stuff, but the pot is a nice...
by .m.
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 144
Views: 26557

Re: Yixing advice

@pidgeon_smoker Not cheap, but otherwise an excellent choice IMO. I've never thought of any of my yixing pots as too muting.
by .m.
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: offer: Factory 1 kettles
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: offer: Factory 1 kettles

Both pots sold. Thread can be closed now.
by .m.
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: offer: Factory 1 kettles
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: offer: Factory 1 kettles

Small: sold
Big: $120
by .m.
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: wine and unglazed ceramic teaware
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: wine and unglazed ceramic teaware

Some remarks: - the process of making of kvevri wine is quite specific, in particular the wine is aged on skins for like 6 months - the clay from which kvevri jars are made is said to be rich in limestone and contain traces of silver, different clays would likely produce different results - my exper...
by .m.
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 135
Views: 16148

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

I've just received an update: it's been shipped. πŸ˜„ πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
by .m.
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 135
Views: 16148

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

This is why i made an order while in Czech Rep. to ship here, but now i'm running out of time and getting increasingly nervous. Hard life of a tea addict/hoarder. :lol: