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by .m.
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F2 teapots
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: F2 teapots

Here's one
https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yi ... gxi-teapot
Not sure if they are in general any better or worse than late 80's/90's F1. I have a supposed F5 pot, which i like quite a lot (except it is very small).
by .m.
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

Some more research: - It looks that the Sea Dyke Brand has been in use since 1972, but was filed for international trademark only in 1979. https://trademarks.justia.com/732/05/sea-dyke-brand-73205235.html - I couldn't find the date when the Fujian branch of CNNP changed its name, but the Yunnan bran...
by .m.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

He has already emailed me. :)
by .m.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

@Victoria
It doesn't show for me. (But maybe that's a good thing.)
I see you have links to your FB, Twitter and IG accounts accessible from your "Contact" icon - I'll try to do the same.
by .m.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

BuckyJ I'd be very interested in acquiring a box or two. I've sent you a pm last week. Cheers! New members can’t reply to PM’s so I recommend you send an email, it’s the envelope next to pm. Hi Victoria, I knew new users couldn't send PM's, but didn't know they can't respond. Can they at least read...
by .m.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

@BuckyJ I'd be very interested in acquiring a box or two. I've sent you a pm last week. Cheers!
by .m.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Date this old TGY

I'm guessing it's from before early 90's, as it is still produced under CNNP Imp. Exp. Corp. Fujian Tea Branch, rather than Xiamen Tea Imp. Exp. Co. as it was later renamed (not sure about the date but around late 80's/early 90's). But after 60's, when the spelling was China National Native Produce ...
by .m.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S This is probably the mention I had in mind, can't find any other.
https://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f ... st#p284900
by .m.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

@Teachronicles
Beautiful pot, and a beautifully done repair.
by .m.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

I believe that certain softness of texture is very much appreciated by collectors. But then one has to clarify what is meant by softness, to distinguish it from mesh size/granularity for example. I think Kyarazen talks about it somewhere, maybe on Teachat.
by .m.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

Hopefully, I don't mix up the different terms in this question. :roll: The surface of my ZiNi pots ranges from almost satin-like to a little rough to the touch. Personally, I prefer the softer ones, but what's generally accepted among collectors? I don't think it's just a personal preference, is it...
by .m.
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1085
Views: 160235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Camellia Sinesis has some interesting and older cakes. How is the quality of their tea? It's been a while since i've tried any. The price of this cake makes me wonder: 50USD/100g https://camellia-sinensis.com/en/pu-er-shou-2005-haiwan/2381 vs. 38USD/357g https://kingteamall.com/collections/haiwan-l...
by .m.
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Breaking into a Puer Cake

I'm with you on this matter. I've only heard about breaking a cake from the center quite recently - if one pries off only a bit for each session then this way the shape of the cake is initially preserved better. That's the only advantage i can think of. And it only works if the leaves are loose. On ...
by .m.
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

Nonetheless, I found this reasonably priced Hongni Shuiping http://zishaartgallery.com/product/%e7%ba%a2%e6%b3%a5%e6%b0%b4%e5%b9%b3%e5%a3%b6-8/ - I think it's likely around 80-90ml judging by the dimensions given for other pots on the site, but I've submitted a request for more info on the site in ...
by .m.
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 164353

Re: Yixing

Here's one that doesn't ruin the wallet: http://2088taiwan.com//index.php?route=product/product&path=71_74&product_id=138 Ooh, that’s a reasonable price! Correct me if I’m wrong, but flower mud indicates no traces of Barium Carbonate remained in the clay when made, is that right? He puts the warnin...