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by Chadrinkincat
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

@TeaTotaling

Glad to hear it’s working out. Interesting that it pairs well with hongcha.
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

Balthazar wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:52 am
Chadrinkincat: I'm curious, did you end up getting one of the ROC pots from TWL?
Nope. I’m considering getting the chubby zini pot. I’ll probably take a pass and wait for a julunzhu instead.
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

@TeaTotaling
Zisha porn!

Hows that F1 duanni pot working out?
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Is this the same tea? Variable label SeaDyke Ti Kuan Yin
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Is this the same tea? Variable label SeaDyke Ti Kuan Yin

These shouldn’t be the same tea.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 44
Views: 3601

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

@StoneLadle

“Naturally aged raw PE is what cooked PE is trying to emulate”

Where did you hear this? Natural storage sheng was not a thing in the 1970’s.
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Early Factory FB page is closing...
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Early Factory FB page is closing...

I’m sad to hear this group closing.

It’ll still be the #1 FB group for F1 knowledge even w/o new post though. Glad to see it will still be up for viewing.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F2 teapots
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: F2 teapots

@Balthazar

Yea I wouldn’t suggest buying an F2 shuiping unless it’s second hand. Better F1 pots will only cost $15-30 more.

Catalogue for F2.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/499515196 ... 6190487891
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 138
Views: 26366

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Inspired by another thread, I wanted to start this discussion about the (Western) Yixing market, which has been on my mind recently while on the hunt to perfect my own collection. [. . .] Those are my observations, what is the community’s take on it? One quirk is that your average internet buyer do...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F2 teapots
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: F2 teapots

F2 tends to be a cheap alternative to F1 pots.. No real reason to seek out F2 unless you find one for cheap or just want to do a factory 1 + 2 comparison. Imho a fair price for most F2 should be 50% less than a comparable late 80-90’s F1 pot. $85 for late 90’s shui-ping? Easy pass considering this i...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 151
Views: 31093

Re: Yixing advice

Hello guys, what do you think about these two pots? The sellers advertises them as white label F1 teapots. Which do you think is better? (The price is much lower, I am in contact with the seller outside of eBay) https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941504375 https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941508108 Bok The det...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

This is black bone. I don’t see anything remotely similar going on with your pot.
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

@archimon
Glad to hear I wasn’t wrong about the clay type.

Nothing wrong with going for the cheaper pot. You can always upgrade to something nicer or just stick with this one if its satisfies your needs.
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

It could easily be a mistake in labeling the pot or I could be mistaken about clay. The price suggest it is a coated pot though. Yep, that's true. But the craftsmanship is also not that good. This is not one of their better pots for sure. The lid on this one looks sorta like F2 which is a possibili...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3586
Views: 371711

Re: Yixing

Mark-S wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Chadrinkincat

But the seller refers to the pot as HongNi. If the pot is only coated with HongNi this wouldn't be honest in my opinion.
It could easily be a mistake in labeling the pot or I could be mistaken about clay. The price suggest it is a coated pot though.