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by steanze
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:40 pm
I am the heretic who drinks Gaoshan from my Duanni. Same reasons why I equally love to use my Kobiwako for these teas. Body, give me body! Aroma is superficial :lol:
One more reason to drink puer ;)
by steanze
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What are some indicators of a good teapot?
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: What are some indicators of a good teapot?

Many properties can be good or bad depending on what tea you are making (i.e. clay type, thickness, shape...) As far as general indicators, the most important are clay quality and firing (it should not be too underfired). Clay quality is the really important one, but it takes experience to evaluate ...
by steanze
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:23 pm
.m. wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Are you saying there's no green zhuni either? :mrgreen:
https://taiwanoolongs.com/collections/a ... i-chu-fang
This is why most vendors that specialize in tea shouldn’t sell yixing.
Oh god that is scary. And that price :roll:
by steanze
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Thank you! I'd been drinking lightly roasted oolong in it, since I'd heard duanni often pairs nicely with them, but I'll keep the puerh tip in mind. I suppose it isn't too late to switch over. Yes, I wouldn't make lightly roasted oolong with that pot, the lightly roasted oolongs will be better in a...
by steanze
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Lots of interesting information in this thread. I've been looking through and doing some virtual pot window-shopping myself. I've seen quite a few claiming to be 'Qing hui ni' (原矿青灰泥) which is odd as those should be grey/brown as far as I understand and I'm depending on where you look some people s...
by steanze
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Teapot two! Which was actually the first one I bought, in person at a small shop in Suzhou. I didn't even know there were differences between the types of clay at the time, but I've since tentatively decided this must be duanni if anything. Yes, this looks like a modern duanni pot, probably post 20...
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

DailyTX wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:57 pm


steanze
Thank you for confirming.
Welcome!
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:04 pm

Understood, makes perfect sense. Thanks steanze
welcome!
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

Anyone know if later F1 have any fire reduction pots? Here is a pot from F1 in late 80s early 90s. I think it may be magnesium oxide. What do you think? ./download/file.php?id=6897 ./download/file.php?id=6896 ./download/file.php?id=6895 I think this is manganese oxide possibly with some cobalt oxid...
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:00 pm
This pot is made from Min Guo Lüni, and has a similar blueish appearance to Kolleh’s.
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Yes, "Min Guo Lv Ni" is cobalt-oxide added clay, it is not a natural ore.
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

For Yixing, I have seen reduction fired pots that are grayish black, and also some with a metallic look in places. I haven't quite seen any blue ones though so far. The reduction fired teapots I am aware of are Japanese rather than Yixing, and I guess the actual clay matters in terms of exact color...
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

+1 I would not use that pot. Youzi is right, there isn't naturally blue/green Yixing clay. Would it be right to say that reduction fired clay can become a very dark greyish blue without additives? For Yixing, I have seen reduction fired pots that are grayish black, and also some with a metallic loo...
by steanze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

So it is probably literally toxic? That's depressing. I loved the design a lot, apparently-poisonous colour included. I suppose I can't even regift it in good conscience, then. Oh, and there isn't naturally blue or green clay in yixing, never existed. Those are made with added cobalt or chromium ox...
by steanze
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

I will await my Eureka moment though. At that time Bok, I will think of you (and all of those slighted potters) and offer a silent prayer of forgiveness for my heresy against Yixing. However; in brewing tea... water and tea are the base units yes? The vessel doesn't even come close to the importanc...
by steanze
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454649

Re: Yixing

OCTO wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 pm
T_D

Key question.... does it brew a decent cup of tea??
^^ this is the most important question. The clay looks pretty decent to my eyes, I would expect it to do quite well.