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by Chadrinkincat
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 30
Views: 403

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

A lot of what is sold as aged Oolong in Taiwan is exactly as mbanu said, not intentional, forgotten and often subpar, thus unsold tea. I’d rather consume a subpar 20-30yr old oolong than a subpar newly made one. Not sure about that... we frequently sample some mystery aged teas and they can be quit...
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

@ezpzeke

Doesn’t look like yixing. Looks more like a modern CZ pot.
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 30
Views: 403

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Bok wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:27 pm
A lot of what is sold as aged Oolong in Taiwan is exactly as mbanu said, not intentional, forgotten and often subpar, thus unsold tea.
I’d rather consume a subpar 20-30yr old oolong than a subpar newly made one.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

Has anyone noticed that different yixing teapots can change the texture of the tea as it goes down your throat? I was giving one of my teapots that gets ignored some love and I noticed that the tea I had before which had a silk smooth texture was rough and almost scratchy. This teapot is a bronze g...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

Although I have little use for one Other than as a display piece so it’ll probably be my last zisha purchase. Why is that? What about high quality teas that you would prefer not to have anyting take off, yet with more life to it than porcelain? I can't think of any high grade tea that would not ben...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1434
Views: 198570

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

1) Wistaria 2003 ZiPin (da bomb!) 2) Teas We Like 2005 Bulang Double Lion (sweet and smoky da bear) 3) Wistaria 2007 Red Mark (strong Qi) 4) Wistaria 2007 Blue mark (strongest Qi!) 5) Wistaria 2003 Qing Teng 6) Essence of Tea 2001 Mengsa Old Tree Tea (cheap but good) 7) YQH 2004 Dingji Yesheng (exp...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

DailyTX I was seriously considering a LQER hongni pot from ZAG until this chubby guy popped up on TWL. It feels like a bargain in comparison even though it wasn’t cheap. Have you snagged one yet? Chadrinkincat I was about to pick a LQER zini from ZAG. I ended up adopting 2 pots from TWL, one per ba...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

@maitre_tea

Looks like factory 2 from 80’s. From what I’ve read, seal below the handle were common from F2 but not F1.

Same pot
http://zishaartgallery.com/product/西施壶-za0027/
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

@DailyTX

I was seriously considering a LQER hongni pot from ZAG until this chubby guy popped up on TWL. It feels like a bargain in comparison even though it wasn’t cheap.

Have you snagged one yet?
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

@Bok
Thanks! Yea I’m 99.9% sure it’ll work well for the stuff I drink.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

OCTO wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:18 pm
I predict..... TAD is knocking at our doorsteps!!!.... hahahahaha....
It already walked through my door
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Yixing Spout Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Yixing Spout Repair

This would look great with a thin piece of sterling silver wrapped around it.

You could probably have a local jewelry maker craft a simple cone tip that slide over spout.

Or try reaching out to
https://instagram.com/knjitea?igshid=10panh15a58zj
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

nohwonder That’s a bummer to hear about damaged handle. The same thing happened with a pot I bought from them. Imho $280 is kinda a lot for a small green label zini sp. Id recommend waiting for them to restock more early and mid-70’s hongni pots ($500ish) instead of getting another green label repl...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

nohwonder That’s a bummer to hear about damaged handle. The same thing happened with a pot I bought from them. Imho $280 is kinda a lot for a small green label zini sp. Id recommend waiting for them to restock more early and mid-70’s hongni pots ($500ish) instead of getting another green label repl...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 231248

Re: Yixing

Nope. I’m considering getting the chubby zini pot. I’ll probably take a pass and wait for a julunzhu instead. And it’s gone. I didn’t buy it 🤥 Bummer. Hope they have more ROC pots coming, and that a julunzhu is among what they release next (not that I am thinking of picking up one myself) I include...