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by Teachronicles
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles Thank you! I am very careful to preheat all of my teapots, I don't like to cut corners, especially getting acquainted to the older pots. You might wanna ask zisha art gallery of they've been "woken up." If not, I will soak them in room temp water overnight to saturate the clay, before...
by Teachronicles
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Bok, and anyone else with experience. Does LQ/ER clay take time to awaken, before it really shines, as opposed to aged clay used for making modern pots. Bok, I know you mentioned in the other thread that 60's Hongni took a little time to come into it's own again. Linear thinking would have me to be...
by Teachronicles
Thu May 28, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

What's your jedi yixing pouring technique? I noticed tonight that depending on the angle of my pour the yixing teapot evenly lets out the tea quickly and with very little drops but otherwise it takes a bit longer. For me, it's about not tilting the pot at too steep an angle too soon, but gradually ...
by Teachronicles
Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

What's your jedi yixing pouring technique? I noticed tonight that depending on the angle of my pour the yixing teapot evenly lets out the tea quickly and with very little drops but otherwise it takes a bit longer. For me, it's about not tilting the pot at too steep an angle too soon, but gradually ...
by Teachronicles
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

steanze wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Teachronicles wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 pm

The bottom of my pot is a bit dirty, so probably staining, and also lighting. By finer do you mean the mesh number/how finely the clay is sieved during processing?
I can only see the finished result, the grain of clay is finer on those pots. But yes, finer mesh is likely to be the cause.
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by Teachronicles
Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Thanks steanze! Was Hui Meng Chen common in the late 50's, early 60's? From the pictures, the colors of the clay look noticeably different as well. Were both of these coming from the same workshop? Yes, hui meng chen was the most common seal in that period. The clay color difference should just be ...
by Teachronicles
Wed May 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles Thanks! Mine does appear to be different, I'll have to do further research to learn more. Have you researched the inscriptions on yours? ./download/file.php?id=5431 Not much more than a pot collector friend has told me that the seal is more common in the early to mid 60s. Your seal th...
by Teachronicles
Wed May 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

@Chadrinkincat what a nice color and texture, once cleaned. Haha that is a bit absurdly small tho...

@TeaTotaling
by Teachronicles
Wed May 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Is tetsubin overrated? Looking for a small portable induction plate.
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Is tetsubin overrated? Looking for a small portable induction plate.

vuanguyen instead of heating the entire kettles worth in another vessel, electric kettle or stove top, I will put about half or less the working capacity of water in the kettle and heat that up to a boil, it won't take as long and won't have the thermal shock of putting boiling water in a room temp...
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles I may have the same one, coming soon! I'll have to look into the inscriptions. Do you know any details on yours, aside from the year and clay? Also, how do you keep that shine so brilliant!? I'll get a picture of the seal in better light tmrw. I believe the seal on it, is more often f...
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Nice patina on my 60s shuiping. Probably 2-3 years of use. ./download/file.php?id=5419 A healthy glow! Very nice pot! Please share the specs...Hongni? ml? What tea do you like with it? 60s hongni, 80ml, I've bounced around to different teas with this one, I always rinse it with boiling wAter so it ...
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

@TeaTotaling nvrmnd, I see which ones are sold out. Wow. A chang ji and gongju, and this your first foray into antique pots? What a start!
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling I noticed that tall 80’s duanni pot from ZAG was sold. Did you end up buying it? I’ve been trying to convince myself to buy that LQER hongni pot but ultimately decided against it. I came to the conclusion that it probably wouldn’t see much use due to size and price (fear of breaking). M...
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

Nice patina on my 60s shuiping. Probably 2-3 years of use.
by Teachronicles
Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193652

Re: Yixing

steanze wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:46 am
Teachronicles wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:44 pm

:o full pic of the pot?
Image
😍 very nice