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by Youzi
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

Good to hear. I've never done that but I've seen people mention it, hence my question. Ya people mention a whole lot of things, but better not to listen to them... Just recently had to avert my eyes in disbelief when reading someone comment on one of the larger FB tea-groups saying: Duanni is cheap...
by Youzi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Clay Processing: Traditional vs Modern
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Yixing Clay Processing: Traditional vs Modern

Nice write up. It would have been useful thought to have a final paragraph to point out the main differences again. They are mentioned in the text, but having them alogether summarised would be ideal I think. Thanks for the effort! Yeah, that was my initial idea, to put the two articles together an...
by Youzi
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Clay Processing: Traditional vs Modern
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Yixing Clay Processing: Traditional vs Modern

It's long due to post this here for those who haven't came across it yet. These two articles are the final results of my Past 9 months of Research into the processing techniques of YIxing Zisha, both the Traditional and the much more gray and not understood way of Modern Mass Production. Hope you en...
by Youzi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

The Question was about ergonomics of JLZ and how to burn or not burn your fingers. Any pot can dry or wet brew, but some are easier some are harder. JLZ is just much more easier to not make a mess with, with a fast pour. JLZ is just much better for dry brew, 90% filling, than fill completely, overf...
by Youzi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

What wet or dry brewing has to do with anything I fail to understand. It’s of little consequence for the tea itself just a matter of personal preference and aptitude in brewing. Any teapot can be brewed dry if one has enough practice. The Question was about ergonomics of JLZ and how to burn or not ...
by Youzi
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Light colored unglazed clay staining
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Light colored unglazed clay staining

Use extra soft water, don't overfill, always rinse out your teapot, use light colored teas. Basically these.
by Youzi
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

well as much as I love the look, maybe not the best pot for shu then :( it is good to know though that the thickness/form of the edges of the lid then are actually more important than the top button for ease of use. JLZ is the best Shape for Dry, clean brewing. I Have M&L's TQN JLZ. It's really eas...
by Youzi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 110
Views: 20211

Re: Yixing advice

Single fired, 2x fired. At what temp, for how long, what raw ore is it made of, you need to know the sintering range of that kind of ore type, etc. Youzi Did you actually ask a vendor all these questions before any of your teapot purchases? No, I don't expect any vendor to know or care about any of...
by Youzi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 110
Views: 20211

Re: Yixing advice

TeaTotaling Knowing the firing temp before you buy a teapot can be useful, but only if you know the more intricate details of firing too. Single fired, 2x fired. At what temp, for how long, what raw ore is it made of, you need to know the sintering range of that kind of ore type, etc. Basically wha...
by Youzi
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

@Hmm
Well, you clean up after you eat and drink, why tea, should be different. Therefore you could say cleaning up after you ate, drank is the rite. So keeping your pots clean is just proper.

The rest I won't comment on, because I don't want to further steer the topic away. :D
by Youzi
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

Bok The point is that because of temporary reduction environment iron in the clay ( red hematite or yellow hydroxide ) turns into black iron (magnetite), which is slightly magnetic. Yeah, and I thought that because in ZiNi is less iron than in Zhuni for example, the clay does not have do be black l...
by Youzi
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

Youzi not only slightly, I got one where the magnet jumps right to the pot! Can’t explain though why my reduction fired Duanni is magnetic, it’s not black inside at all, but a greenish orange. Pot itself is a dark green grey with some orangey areas. What kind of magnet though? Because duanni also h...
by Youzi
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

Mark-S This is black bone. I don’t see anything remotely similar going on with your pot. ./download/file.php?id=5655 Thanks for the photo. ;) When I asked about my other pot it wasn't that clear: https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=18&p=25309&hilit=Black+bone#p25309 It's very hard to get ...
by Youzi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

Youzi Slate grey is not really a brown shade to me but if that's normal... thank you - mystery solved. :D In this case the other pot is also most likely "normal" ZiNi and not black bone, because the color was slate grey too (if I remember correctly). Maybe the color is different in real life. I can...
by Youzi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 186694

Re: Yixing

That looks more dark brown to me, not black bone. It's not black but also definitely not brown. I would describe the color as slate grey. Is this normal for some ZiNi? yeah, in my opinion it's "Brown enough". Zini has like 50 shades for brown, gray, purplish, reddish orangey colors. So I'd say it f...