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by Youzi
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

All right, thanks people! I guess then that the only thing that differentiates 90s zini from 90s "heini" is the amount of manganese oxide and other additives that was mixed with the clay ; meaning there are additives anyway. Puts things into perspective... maybe heinis are not so bad after all. And...
by Youzi
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: New teapot smells strange
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: New teapot smells strange

Hi all, I recently purchased a pot from Kong Mountain Tea in the US, and there is a strong smell coming from inside the pot. I can't pinpoint the type of smell (chemical, clay, etc), but it persists despite using boiling water on it a few times. The site claims it is made of Ben Shan Luni. The pot ...
by Youzi
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 365
Views: 76438

Re: Iron pill & calcium pill to enhance water for tea?

Just use a different bottled water. The water composition should be written in the bottle, or available online, to look it up. Seeking a way to improve water without resorting to bottled and the climate-damaging impact of bottling and shipping around the world should be encouraged, not belittled. T...
by Youzi
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 365
Views: 76438

Re: Iron pill & calcium pill to enhance water for tea?

Greeting. I read that bone china teapot can enhance tea's tatse due to the calcium and testsubin kettle enhances tea's taste due to the iron. Can I crush some iron supplement pill and calcium supplement pill and add it to water to enhance tea taste? Just use a different bottled water. The water com...
by Youzi
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

faj Interesting. This means that if you put 100g of water at 100C in a 100g vessel preheated at 80C, the equilibrium temperature (excluding heat losses and the time it takes for that equilibrium to be reched) is about 85C. No, the equilibrium temperature would be 96 degree. but at those temperature...
by Youzi
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

I have posted previously on why I think thick walls will probably mean a lower infusion temperature except in specific conditions. https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=19339#p19339 The gist is this : A teapot, thick or thin, is not going to heat the boiling water you put in it. The best it can ...
by Youzi
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

@faj
They clay looks Really nice to my eyes. Natural, well processed.
by Youzi
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Bac wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:44 pm
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does it say mengchen if you read it? 321
654
He meant the other seal on the inside of the lid.
by Youzi
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Warming up teapots
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: Warming up teapots

Fill 50% of the pot with warm water from whatever source. Then fill the other 50% with boiling from the kettle, and let it warm up, stabilize, for 1 min.

Pour out, then done.
by Youzi
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Thank you for the helpful breakdown, everyone! So in the end, all of the pots I thought most likely to be decent quality weren't, and all of the ones I decided to buy anyway because they were cute, even if they might not be, were. :lol: I'm mildly devastated the flower pot isn't zisha...I suppose a...
by Youzi
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

This is supposed to be a zhuni pot. I use it for green oolongs at the moment. It came from this shop: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.5a252e8d527k5Y&id=43875828669&_u=u206sqpttd836c ./download/file.php?id=6994 ./download/file.php?id=6993 ./download/file.php?id=6992 ./download/file....
by Youzi
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Unfortunately this one is not Yixing (or if it is it's mixed with a lot of other things)... I would not use this pot. The artist is (supposedly) Chen Dongzhu, many of his other "duanni" pieces does seem quite different (to my untrained eyes)... E.g. the one to the right here: ./download/file.php?id...
by Youzi
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Another pot, from the same store as the nicer duan ni I posted: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.56692e8dxS2YjU&id=575285748306&_u=p206sqpttdc403 It's supposed to be qingshui ni, which I'm guessing isn't the case. But hopefully it's at least some kind of zisha? It has small little b...
by Youzi
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:39 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Youzi I have a Duanni from the 80's that suffers from tuhei. Is this more of an aesthetic issue, or does it in fact affect tea brewing?
Well tuhei happens as the Duanni is underfired and the inside tea leaks through to the outside, I’ll let you figure out what that means... :lol:
+1
by Youzi
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370443

Re: Yixing

Haha Kolleh, that's quite the clunk (I guess you were gripping the pot, which dampens the sound a bit). It helps if you sit the pot down (don't hold it) and tap the ball on the top of the lid into the belly of the pot lightly, like you would strike a bell - you're listening for resonance and pitch....