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by Chadrinkincat
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: How does a westerner learn yixing?
Replies: 34
Views: 3539

Re: How does a westerner learn yixing?

That's literally tragic!!! That's the biggest risk for western buyers. +1 for EOT's yixing selection.

I saw the last pot you posted on FB. What are the other pots that have turned out to be fake?
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 370
Views: 46737

Re: Yixing

A long forgotten treasure, found after more than two decades in storage :) I bought this pot in '92, when i just started my tea journey, and the only available knowledge was John Blofeld's 'Chinese Art of Tea', short of going to China, which i did soon after. The pot was a bit lonely in a tea shop ...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help With My Teapot
Replies: 55
Views: 5708

Re: Help With My Teapot

Shane wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:39 pm
steanze wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi Shane! This pot is better, looks like yixing clay :) the shape is quite nice too
Cool Beans! What really annoys me is that this pot was $18 and the fake was $MORE...

"It is very beautiful and rare. Maybe 1980’s and the clay is nice. Yixing clay with yellow sand mixed in"

$322.70?
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Should I Buy This Pot?
Replies: 33
Views: 3527

Re: Should I Buy This Pot?

Its not a style of pot I'd personally go for but if it's authentic than it probably has decent clay. Price is reason so go for it if you like that shape and firing level.
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help With My Teapot
Replies: 55
Views: 5708

Re: Help With My Teapot

Anybody posting questions about their pots/tea here should be open to listening to the views of people with more experience even when it's not the answer they want. The whole point of forums like this is to learn from those more knowledgeable than ones self. Also Steanz hasnt claimed to be an author...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot ID
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Teapot ID

I can't be certain the proportions are exactly the same on ones I've seen listed but the shape has been same. The other version has a straight corner box on top rather than rounded like this one. Both of these styles were on pots listed as being authentic. In my view, the square of the Zhong charac...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot ID
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Teapot ID

There are a number of pots on Dr. Lu's FB page that have similar Zhong characters that he has confirmed as being green label F1. I think they're 6/4 stamps though. Similar is not the same :) the problem is not the two bars at the stem of the Zhong character ;) I can't be certain the proportions are...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot ID
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Teapot ID

I haven't seen that form of the zhong, 中, character on the stamp before. Is that a something that Factory 1 used? no. It's one of the signs that it's a replica There are a number of pots on Dr. Lu's FB page that have similar Zhong characters that he has confirmed as being green label F1. I think th...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Bad storage pu-er cakes, vendor declines a refund. Any way to rescue?
Replies: 22
Views: 3026

Re: Bad storage pu-er cakes, vendor declines a refund. Any way to rescue?

Chip wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:45 pm
We do our best, but sometimes **it happens. 😎

Warnings are issued when deemed appropriate and at the ultimate discretion of the first mod/admin to come across an offense.
The only way to avoid these issues is by never creating a forum in the first place. :roll:
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help With My Teapot
Replies: 55
Views: 5708

Re: Help With My Teapot

...the shine/reflection of the clay is weird for yixing... Sorry for bumping in, I just have a question about just that. A friend just gave this pot as a gift for the holiday. obviously very modern from last years but was wondering about shine/reflection. (he is certainly not an expert but I know h...
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help With My Teapot
Replies: 55
Views: 5708

Re: Help With My Teapot

A real yixing pot wether it's old or new should look like unglazed clay. This one has an artificial plastic/resin look to it. What about well-nurtured old pots? They look shiny do they not? As for new ones that seems to discard a good 80% percent of pots around :lol: I wasn't referring to any used ...
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help With My Teapot
Replies: 55
Views: 5708

Re: Help With My Teapot

A real yixing pot wether it's old or new should look like unglazed clay. This one has an artificial plastic/resin look to it.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81353

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

If it dies off quickly I suspect you purchased a fake! I didn't buy it directly from XG so I can't be 100% sure it's real but I think unlikely to be fake. It looks and taste exactly like other legit XG I've had and it's clearly aged. It's a decent semi aged daily drinker as is but I'm sure it'll im...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81353

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

05 FT T8653. It's got the typical XG smokey pine barnyard profile I like. Dies off pretty quickly so I'm not sure this one has long term potential. Decent for drinking now but it's a wee bit overpriced at $80 so prob not anything I'd buy in quantity. Mxtea sells the 06 non iron version for a lot le...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: what do you think of this Zhuni?
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: what do you think of this Zhuni?

So, where can you buy the real thing? Your best chance of finding real zhuni is probably gonna be through a private collector in Asia. Its prob gonna cost more than $500 since the real thing would be made prior to 1958. Anything newer than that is fake or modern zhuni which is not the same thing. H...