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by Bok
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193673

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 Bok
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: FS: Qing/ROC Neiziwaihong, 150ml

Here the pot is with his cousin from another mother :)

Same source, same workshop, same clays. But a more quirky design (not for sale!).
by Bok
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Light colored unglazed clay staining
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Light colored unglazed clay staining

[*]How fast do teapots like the one in the picture get stained? A lot depends on how the pot was fired and how porous the clay is. More porosity, more staining. Some very porous ones might stain from the inside > out. If it is high fired it won't stain too much. [*]What does the stain look like? In...
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

pantry wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Bok
While I agree with you in essence, the poster did say between A yixing pot and A cz pot :lol:
Yes he said it, just writing this for the sake of everyone :mrgreen:
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

Extending on this: _Clay: _ _Yixing already is far to complicated to make general statements: Zini has several subsets, Hongni, Duanni, Zhuni, all the smaller subsets etc. multiplied by three: antique, factory, modern. _ _Chaozhou: Is the clay pure? You have antique, vintage and modern clays, all di...
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Yixing vs Chaozhou teapot test YouTube video

While I applaude the effort to make the video, what I find problematic it is might give people the wrong idea.

In the end as you say it, it’s only representative for that ONE Yixing and Chaozhou teapot...

Too many factors involved to draw any objective conclusions.
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193673

Re: Yixing

Youzi wave_code it’s not that easy to say... non overflow only goes for new Julunzhu, the antique ones never ever have a tight fitting lid. Never. As the shape is almost round, it is good for any kind of tea. What is more important is the clay. Slow pour is not as easily possible without making a m...
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 143336

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

My friend is swearing on letting Gyokuru age at least a year and not to consume it fresh. Kind of confirms the above experiences.
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193673

Re: Yixing

But it’s true JLZ is not the most easy to handle, needs a tiny bit of getting used to :)
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 193673

Re: Yixing

a question for julun style pot owners about egonomics... I love the overall shape and recently ordered a similar-ish pot with a barrel spot, rounder body and wider opening since I find my beloved fang gu style pots don't actually agree well with lots of broken leaf bits. I love the more classic sty...
by Bok
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

aet wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:09 am
He starts his morning with 15g of young sheng in 700ml bottle (grandpa style brewing ) , 100ml vodka and smoked pork fat for balance that all out ;-D
Wow, that is hardcore!

Thanks for your insights, very educational.
by Bok
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16547

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Hi forum, I am thinking about buying a particular Tokonome shudei kyusu that has some sticker/decal residues. Any opinions on how hard it is to get rid of these and how to best do it without damaging the teaware? (The residues are on the outside, so it's just an aesthetic problem, they wouldn't com...
by Bok
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

I had some issues due to drinking too much young shengs ( work , can't avoid that ) I am always mystified why people drink young sheng – unless they need to sample and evaluate aging potential as a professional like yourself. I rarely react to teas, but young sheng gives me an immediate and very, v...
by Bok
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 5359

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Expensive DongDing, isn’t that a misnomer... :) . I’m sure your budget is going towards your excellent teaware. Believe it or not, one of my Dongdings is actually more expensive per 600g than an antique teapot... But luckily that is the exception and I can allocate a lot less budget to tea than tea...
by Bok
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwans: Short & Wide or Tall & Narrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Gaiwans: Short & Wide or Tall & Narrow?

Essential for an easy to use gaiwan is that the rime is flaring widely, facing away from the body as much as is possible and practical. If the rim is to straight upwards-facing, it will get too hot to hold. People's bad experience with gaiwans often come from a badly designed vessel. If done well, g...