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by steanze
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: gaiwan or teapot?
Replies: 64
Views: 20002

Re: gaiwan or teapot?

Depends on what I want to get out of the tea ;)
by steanze
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1656
Views: 310284

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

TU's 2011 fall Gaoshanzhai for me today. While it's on the relatively cheap end of TU's teas, I quite enjoy this one and think that it will age quite well.
by steanze
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Tea pot spout dripping
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Tea pot spout dripping.

What is the forum's opinion about the importance of a tea pot that does not drip from its spout after pouring tea into cups or pitchers as a deciding facture in purchasing and/or over other engineering considerations? I have pots that never drip and some that always do. I tend to prefer to buy pots...
by steanze
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 5320

Re: JB Weld

Mm urushi is commonly used for making tetsubins: they are hung from two holes on the bottom that are then closed with urushi lacquer. Urushiol is definitely very irritating when it is not cured, but after it is cured properly it should be fine.
by steanze
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38638

Re: Yixing advice

Hi MmBuddha! As you mentioned, I recommend a pre-1977 hongni shuiping around 67-100ml. However, I spoke with a tea person I respect and he said that in his view also a zini is fine. It is important that the pot pours FAST!
by steanze
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1656
Views: 310284

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2010 Yibang Aroma after the rinse: sweet, a mix of wildflowers and early-morning bakery. Not far from a Xikong. As the leaves cool down, some aroma of prunes. Aroma after first infusion: some grassiness on top of the bakery/wildflowers. Leaves: mostly small, with few medium-sized. First infusion: go...
by steanze
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Choice question with teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: Choice question with teapot

What kind of oolong? If it's for taiwnese gaoshan oolong or dancong I would stick with a porcelain gaiwan, unless you can find a 70s or earlier hongni. Those pots you linked will subtract too much from the aroma. For yancha, different people have different preferences on clay. If it's for one person...
by steanze
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347456

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Hi Steanze, Incredible set! I've been looking for a "Teapot Tray" Looks like it is from Lin’s ceramics. But they change collections frequently. You should be able to find very similar ones on Taobao. this one was made by Xu Dejia, a potter in Yingge. They used to have some of his wares at Houde and...
by steanze
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 394
Views: 97075

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

It's an old tea farm and factory established by the Japanese near the Sun Moon Lake. The cultivar ruby #18 was developed there if I remember well. I can post pics of the place later :)
by steanze
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454732

Re: Yixing

I think 1990s, non factory 1. The clay looks nice, should brew good tea :)
by steanze
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher
Replies: 21
Views: 7963

Re: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher

Wow, so it's Qing pre- 1912 ? Yes. I use it with care :) Is Lao Zhuni a darker red clay? I have heard of contemporary potters using supposedly old stock of zhuni clay, I wonder if it's believable. Lao zhuni is a dense red clay, with very fine particles and high shrinkage ratio. Clay processing (in ...
by steanze
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher
Replies: 21
Views: 7963

Re: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher

It's Qing, lao zhuni. The first seal example of Qing calligraphy I sent you is from this pot. In person the clay looks a bit more orange, the darker lighting in the pictures makes it look a bit more red.
by steanze
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher
Replies: 21
Views: 7963

Re: Presentation of your favorite teapot for Puher

:) it's about 180ml
Walls are medium-thick, the clay is very dense and heavy.
by steanze
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454732

Re: Yixing

It's a nice shape, it has an "ancient" feeling.
by steanze
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454732

Re: Yixing

Yes, this type of pots have been made since the '90s, my initial guess based on clay texture was that yours is from after 2000, but I don't have a high confidence in that guess, so it is very possible it is from the '90s :)