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by Youzi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Refrigerating brewed puerh tea
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Refrigerating brewed puerh tea

I brew my pu in a dedicated 300ml clay pot. Most times I drink the entire amount in 1 infusion. If I decide every so often to only drink part of it, could I refrigerate the rest for a later time? If I do this, am I sacrificing some quality in the brew? Do some folks brew a batch to have handy for a...
by Youzi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spout design?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Spout design?

I got a new teapot with an almost L-shaped spout, and this got me thinking about this. There are diagonal spouts, S-shaped spouts, stubby spouts, all kinds, but I can't think of any books that talk about the design principles behind these that make one spout better for one type of pouring or tea th...
by Youzi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)

To be honest it makes all the sense to do like this. To be one of the oldest grandpa brewing vessels, similar to a Gaiwan and it can also warm your hand in the winter. And the concept is also aligned with this explanation.
Probably you'd brew much less leaf in it.
by Youzi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

Larger teapots cool slower, so their heat dissipation curves are different. And usually, but not always, depending on spout design, larger pots are slower to empty out. Therefore it's easier to overbrew tea in them. However teas which need heat would fare batter in larger pots. Do share your in-dep...
by Youzi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

If you want to be economical with your tea, I'd argue that larger pots are better. They have much more better extraction of flavors, so you can use way less. Example: 3g/200ml/3-whatever minutes. You might think that this is a waste for good tea, but the best sessions I've had have been with very l...
by Youzi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Does size really matter?

Larger teapots cool slower, so their heat dissipation curves are different. And usually, but not always, depending on spout design, larger pots are slower to empty out. Therefore it's easier to overbrew tea in them. However teas which need heat would fare batter in larger pots. Another thing to cons...
by Youzi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Youzi Do you know If BarCarb can be tested at home or do you have to bring your pot to the lab to find out the ratio? You need EDXRF analysis. You can take it to a lab, or you can get a machine to test it for about $15k or you can assume from 1980 - now, all have to some degree, for free. :D Recent...
by Youzi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

If I were you I'd rather save up and go for green label or older. As many rightfully suggest, newer factory is best skipped to modern post-factory or earlier. Emmet seems to have more economic pots sometimes, you could directly contact him with your request. Is green label really twice to three tim...
by Youzi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Close-ups! It’s been seasoned and used twice. Observations? https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b328/mafoofan/2/2166B54A-D86B-4787-8A02-0D5B36FFBBF4.jpeg https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b328/mafoofan/2/9C608C3E-1323-45CB-82B2-5EB178DC32ED.jpeg https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b328/m...
by Youzi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing for Yancha
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: Yixing for Yancha

@carogust
@Bok

Then I guess silver would be the best of all? Or is that too much heat retention?

By your feeling, what thermal loss curve would be preferred?
by Youzi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tianqingni Yixing Clay: Colour change after firing.
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Tianqingni Yixing Clay: Colour change after firing.

Chinese market mainly demands larger sizes these days... Could you explain a bit the reasons for that? Is related to use (i.e. serving more people, drinking larger portions, using lighter infusions or partial filling) or for aesthetic reasons (i.e. bigger pot looks better for decorative purposes)? ...
by Youzi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing for Yancha
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: Yixing for Yancha

Youzi 90-130 is quite the margin! 90 is ok, but 130 is a bit large for my taste. Also think this pot might be almost too flat? There's 2 sizes, 90ml and 130ml. Maybe I can get one in-between, but that's a gamble. I'm thinking too, when I started to read the threads, they said flat pots are good, cu...
by Youzi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing for Yancha
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: Yixing for Yancha

What do you guys think? Would this Zhuni pot be suitable for yancha? Reading the Yancha Different Brewing Methods topic and this one I'm not sure exactly. The size is in the range of 90-130ml. (don't really care about the color of the pot, the pictures are photoshopped, to appeal to the Chinese Mark...
by Youzi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re:

I'm tempted to say screw it and get a white label f1, but they all feel very lifeless to me. Don't get white label ( is white label the black rectangle sticker?) or teapots made after 1980. Easy to say, hard to justify spending several hundred more on what a lot consider to be a subtle difference. ...
by Youzi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 1263
Views: 91117

Re: Yixing

Baisao, the links only seem to work on mobile for me, regrettably the site won't let me download any pictures. Let me know if viewing on mobile still doesn't work for you and I'll figure something out. https://www.yinchenteapot.com/productdetials_2663049.html Here's what info I can give: Shape: Jin...