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- Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:58 am
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Iron pill & calcium pill to enhance water for tea?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 45
Gin I'm a bit sceptical about a glazed bone china teapot having a big effect on the tea or on calcium content. On the other hand, when it comes to cups, the glaze can indeed affect the taste. Adding calcium to water is tricky because it doesn't dissolve easily, the trick is to dissolve it in sparkl...
- Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:33 am
- Forum: China & Taiwan
- Topic: Young Chinese girls revive 1,200-year-old porcelain leaf cup making techniques
- Replies: 17
- Views: 318
Aside that the whole piece reads like it was written by some propaganda bot (which it probably was) :) , it seems that the technique is called Muyezhan. Quick googling shows for example https://www.ebuy7.com/item/612507508736 Not sure when was it or what exactly was "revived", or if it was ever "los...
Hi people! Playing with a cute pot I got on my last trip to Taipei (Taipei tea art shop near Yongkang street if I remember correctly) 100 ml, supposedly 90s F1 hongni. Got it at a discount due to the hairline on the lid (see close up picture) I mostly use it for roasted / aged oolongs. Would be cur...
Judging by the color, i'd say the ore comes from the Yellow mountain. Indeed, it could be a product of the same kiln producing the zhuni pots. But my guess is that this one was a work of a daoist hermit living deep in the mountains.
AozoraE Please share if you get a lead. I've been wondering about Hokujo too (even googled him to see if he's still alive). Looks like Kohokujo took over the production of the more affordable/utilitarian pieces, which although quite similar sometimes, there's always something somewhere a little bit...
It is a weird scene that looks to be fully staged in a very theatrical manner. Indeed, the teapot takes the esthetic center around which this decadent folly is constructed. Happy new year!
I see these often on ebay. Probably ROC era export to Europe. Price depends on condition and quality of the decoration. Around 100USD, a bit more for a nice one. EDIT: here's something similar https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Chinese-Terracotta-Teapot/143890393551?hash=item21808929cf:g:Fg4AAOSw8W9f3LPG Than...
Hi Community, can someone help me identify the following teapot? The person who owns it, claims its family owned for 45 years and was already old back then. The volume of the pot is 700 ml. Does someone know the mark/seal on the bottom? What would be the value of this teapot, if it’s an old one? ./...
- Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:54 am
- Forum: China & Taiwan
- Topic: What are some indicators of a good teapot?
- Replies: 20
- Views: 583
What are some general indicators of a "good" teapot? For example, do any of these count? Lid fits body perfectly - at least a sign of good craftsmanship How fast the teapot dries after water touches it - shows how porous the clay is. How fast it pours - Is a faster or slower pour better? Putting yo...
Are you saying there's no green zhuni either?
https://taiwanoolongs.com/collections/a ... i-chu-fang
So I'm mainly interested in confirming that the pots have decent clay, or at least aren't poisoning me. :lol: It is very hard if not impossible to know without testing what kind of additives a teapot contains unless one has a good knowledge of its origin and the manufacturing process used (that's o...
- Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:35 am
- Forum: Fermented Tea
- Topic: Steaming hard pressed puerh
- Replies: 5
- Views: 216
BriarOcelot Using a cloth to wrap the tea is quite an interesting idea - i'm not sure whether good or bad, maybe depends on the fabric. 8-) In any case the principle should be to minimize the damage. If reasonably nice chunks can be separated dry then i think it's preferable, but if the level of br...