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Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:50 am
by DailyTX
Bok wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:26 am
DailyTX wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:05 am
A Zhuni thread would be awesome! I'll add a photo of my modern zhuni pots as well. Two of them are cannon spout Ju Lun Zhu, one I used for young sheng Pu, and one for Taiwanese oriental beauty. The décor pot is just for the look :lol:
Nice trio! The flower one looks a bit too red to be Zhuni. Unless it is Dahongpao Zhuni (which you would know due to the price), it is more likely hongni or zhuni-hongni-blend. I got one similar in tone from the 90s, which I suspect to be a hongni-zhuni-blend of sorts, quite typical to be found in Taiwan.
The redness of the flower one is what I fear :lol: yet it's a beautiful pot, it's super dense, ring like the other two, craftsmanship is close to perfect, but I know it's probably made within the last 10 years. I got it from a shop that sells Chinese hardwood furniture, giant tea tables that you find in tea shop, and some random Chinese imports/porcelains. In term of price, it's half of the cost comparing to the other two. A pot worth appreciating for it's beauty than it's use.

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:41 pm
by Guy Juan
Wow Kingteamall carries some great quality clean tasting Sheng. I haven’t tried the shou from them yet but the 4 or 5 shengs are awesome. I am still waiting to finish seasoning the pot before I use it but it is a very nice little pot. High pitch ring to it so must be high fired. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again because of John’s awesome customer service and all great quality teas so far. Fast shipping too! (USA)

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:17 am
by mrmopu
Guy Juan wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Wow Kingteamall carries some great quality clean tasting Sheng. I haven’t tried the shou from them yet but the 4 or 5 shengs are awesome. I am still waiting to finish seasoning the pot before I use it but it is a very nice little pot. High pitch ring to it so must be high fired. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again because of John’s awesome customer service and all great quality teas so far. Fast shipping too! (USA)
I agree on this. I have bought a lot from John. Never any issues.

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:47 am
by lopin
Second to that. Great service and open and friendly communication

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm
by gatmcm
Can also recommend, I have ordered 4 different cakes/tuos by now, inexpensive semi aged factory stuff, and I'm quite happy with the storage, even my latest purchase of a 2012 mengku sheng was a lot further along than I expected, I bought it as an aging experiment but I decided to just drink it as is.

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:03 pm
by gatmcm
gatmcm wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm
2012 mengku sheng was a lot further along than I expected
Also worth noting that for some of these factory teas they seem to just use their supplier's/factory pics thus my (pleasant) surprise at how far along the cake was

My cake:

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ktm's pic:

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Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:45 pm
by lopin
After experimenting with shuiping i am fine with pour. When filled with tea it takes about 8-12 s to get empty. Fine for me

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:22 pm
by Guy Juan
@gatmcm what’s it taste like? Can you describe it? Looks good!

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:00 am
by gatmcm
Guy Juan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:22 pm
gatmcm what’s it taste like? Can you describe it? Looks good!
I dont really do tasting notes, but from memory it was quite sweet, good balance between more aged dried fruit notes and some youthful sourness/tartness, aged notes were somewhat similar to a 2003 mengku brick I have that I quite enjoy so thats a good sign as far as im concerned as to where the tea is heading

Re: KingTeaMall

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:18 am
by pedant
🔗crosslinking: some KTM discussion can be found here