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by Youzi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

So is wind/flower glaze desirable? You should assume, that from 1980 all teapot has Barium carbonate added to it, in a random amount. Wind glaze can be a sign of the teapot not having Barium added, however not having wind glaze on the pot, doesn't mean it has Barium in it. Mathematically: Wind glaz...
by Youzi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

So is wind/flower glaze desirable? You should assume, that from 1980 all teapot has Barium carbonate added to it, in a random amount. Wind glaze can be a sign of the teapot not having Barium added, however not having wind glaze on the pot, doesn't mean it has Barium in it. Mathematically: Wind glaz...
by Youzi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

Sure there are rare sub sub types of clay, but you should think of them more like rare and legendary skins in Fortnite or something: Cool. Good to know :shock: Unfortunately, I have not found a real Zhuni teapot yet. On teachat.com I read that modern Zhuni is not Zhuni but often Hongni. Is this tru...
by Youzi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

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 Youzi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:03 pm
I love teapot guessing games!
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Correct :D

It's an easy task for a trained eye, it seems. :D
by Youzi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

The belief that vintage clay is better There’s only one way to find out: compare next to each other side by side. Many people in Asia, myself included, have done that in the past and come to certain conclusions. I believe most people won’t notice the difference and/or with the tea they are brewing ...
by Youzi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

Youzi I often read that there is not much "good" clay left especially when it comes to Zhuni. It is surprising that you say that there is no real difference except for the color. There's plenty of clay left. You only run into a problem if you want for example Zhaozhuang Zhuni only. Or Hongwei xiaom...
by Youzi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

Youzi, thanks! I totally forgot I asked you about that. So is the key characteristic the rough looking patch on the glaze? To be honest it's not that obvious. Try to find the wind glaze in the following two pictures. :D A great game :D (Pictures are not mine. One is my friend's teapot, and the othe...
by Youzi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

What do you mean with 80-15? 1965-1980? Sorry, if this is a dumb question. :lol: Sorry, not sure how to write date ranges, when the century/millenia changes. I meant from 1980-2015. That's the time when BarCarb and other stuff got introduced into Yixing clay refining, and later acid washing, Adding...
by Youzi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

@Baisao

Wind Glaze/Flower Glaze/Flower Mud/Flower Pot/花泥 == Efflorescence:

BarCarb
Efflorescence

by Youzi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 658
Views: 70137

Re: Yixing

DailyTX wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Even those 90s onward pots, people still throw so much money at them to the point of not worth bidding and cleaning.
I don't get why people still look out so much for pots from that era... 80-15 were the worst years of the industry.
by Youzi
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: What and Who are Master Yixing Potters? What are the Ranks? --- Link with the Offical List
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Ranks & Titles for Yixing Artists -- And How to find out if the potter is really a Master

thommes wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 am
NIce article Youzi! What do the listed prices mean with the various ranks?
What do you mean?
The prices listed are just there to give an idea, for how much a teapot from one of those grand masters are going around in China.
by Youzi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: What and Who are Master Yixing Potters? What are the Ranks? --- Link with the Offical List
Replies: 3
Views: 135

What and Who are Master Yixing Potters? What are the Ranks? --- Link with the Offical List

Hi Tea Friends, In this article you can find out about all the Official Titles and Honorary Awards, recognized in China, which an Yixing Potter could achieve. And More importantly, How to find and search for a specific artist and see if s/he has the titles which the vendor claims. Check It out here,...
by Youzi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Best Pot for Aged White Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Best Pot for Aged White Tea

If you want the best heat retention and no preheating required, then there's nothing better than a silver teapot. It'll keep all the aroma for you.
Just make sure the silver pot is not in direct contact with another great conductor surface, and definitely not water.
by Youzi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 689

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

Bok wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:03 am
Youzi in short: censorship, random deletion of whole threads and banning of users who dared to speak up about what was happening. All mostly without warning or reasonable explanation.
Censorship regarding what? Adagio Teas?