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by steanze
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

On the topic of LQER hongni, it is rare but there are a few.

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Comparison with zhuni:

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The hongni is darker/purplish.
by steanze
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

OCTO, Bok and steanze: as requested... I have no reason to doubt the pot's authenticity, but would be grateful to learn more about hong ni in general, so all comments are welcome. It's going onto a yan cha diet. Andrew ./download/file.php?id=8214 ./download/file.php?id=8213 ./download/file.php?id=8...
by steanze
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

They are not. I tried to be as forthcoming about that as I could, but I see I didn't spell that out specifically. I hope I haven't broken any forum rules. I'm happy to edit the photos out of my post and replace with a textual description for future readers if that's the case. They are images I was ...
by steanze
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

While we're on the topic of 60s hong ni... fake, real, or unclear? Sorry to subject you to a test, Bok, and likewise to anyone else who responds... It's mine, so I can take more photos in better light if it assists. I'll try not to t subject people here to too many more tests like this... Only one ...
by steanze
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

bliss you got that one wrong, 60s should not have any mica spots at all. It’s a dead sure give away to be from another period of it has. Super interesting, thanks Bok! The following two images are from two different sources claiming the clay to be hongni from around the 60s. I will remain silent on...
by steanze
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

How to tell whether a teapot has been colored with chemical additives or by reduction firing? Take this teapot, for example. I think the color (black) comes from additives. Would you use a teapot that looks like this? Yes, I own this pot. :lol: ./download/file.php?id=8191 For the black parts I thin...
by steanze
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Pairing yixing pots with teas
Replies: 46
Views: 10575

Re: Pairing yixing pots with teas

I'm quite sensitive to bitterness, but my own tastes and views are of little importance. I was just wondering the rational of the hongni-long pour-thickness for aged sheng. I would brew any sheng with fast pour pots, but I think I see what you mean : aged sheng don't have a pronounced bitter profil...
by steanze
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Pairing yixing pots with teas
Replies: 46
Views: 10575

Re: Pairing yixing pots with teas

No assumption or fixation here. If I take EoT 2001 Mengsa Old Tree that is an easy reach and drink for us, westerners, and a late F1 90s 85ml hongni quite high fired (also an easy reach in this part of the world) and if it's a 5-10s max pour on the first serves it comes flavored and with controlled...
by steanze
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

I follow the same approach as Dr. Lv, I will only comment on pots people own upon request by the owner.
by steanze
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tea and teaware
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Tea and teaware

Bok wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:59 pm
I shamefully forgot about y this thoughtful blog of yours! Thanks for reminding me, going to revisit.
I did not post anything for over 4 years, nothing shameful about forgetting about it :D

I will try to share a few thoughts about teapots and teaware when I find the time.
by steanze
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tea and teaware
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Tea and teaware

I may occasionally post something here: https://shuocha.wordpress.com/
by steanze
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Di Cao Qing clay
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Di Cao Qing clay

Hello everybody, I read a lot about DCQ clay and that it´s supposed to be very versatile, so that kinda all types of tea turn out pretty well in it. I would love to hear about your experiences with this type of clay and if there are any recommendations with which type of tea it´ll perform well. Tha...
by steanze
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Recommendation: Nixing teapot?
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Recommendation: Nixing teapot?

I don't like Nixing. I didn't get good results with almost any teas aside from heicha and lower-end heavily roasted oolongs. For greens, I would recommend a thin porcelain gaiwan or teapot.
by steanze
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Mark-S wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:09 pm
Nothing special but I like it. Seems to be a F1 green label pot. But that's just my inexperienced opinion. ;)
Spout looks a bit sloppy to be F1.
+1 was going to say the spout does not look F1
by steanze
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454641

Re: Yixing

Any collectors/seniors can provide input if 太阳线 existed before factory period? ;) Curious about this question too. I've been looking at pots at auction and those that are old or supposedly old never have this 太阳线 (sunbeams?). Only factory period (maybe) and newer. it can happen before factory perio...