For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

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Bok
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Fri May 31, 2019 12:19 am

.m. wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:34 am
But i wouldn't discount a cheap zini. If processed and fired well, it can be nice too and deserve a place on the tea table. Cheers!
Certainly. Nonetheless, Factory 2 is not famous for having nice clay, or processing, quite the opposite. I'd rather go for a F1 of the same period which would probably not cost much more, if not the same. Zini is after all the most widely used of the Yixing clays. In terms of collecting, even moderately vintage (90s as in this case), the resale value of a cheap F2 is probably next to nothing, if at a later stage I decide not to like it. With 100-thousands of 90s F1 pots around, F2 will not likely gain any value.


This one the other hand:
https://chitracollection.com/collection ... enumber=26
Beautiful! Well worth browsing the collection...
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pantry
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Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 am

Bok wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:10 am
That pot is ridiculous! Most expensive and if you ask me most ugly teapot as welll...

In regards to performance, it does not really say what the inside consists of, I doubt there are stones inside as well.
Diamond has the highest thermal conductivity of known material, so it's probably quite awful for tea. But hey, it's his money :lol:
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Baisao
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:27 pm

pantry wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 pm
.m. why stop at gold?

http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewel ... pot-world/
Ugly as sin but the museum it was given too looks cool: https://chitracollection.com/collection ... rds=Yixing
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There is no self
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:59 am

pantry wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 pm
.m. why stop at gold?

http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewel ... pot-world/
Looks like those weapons European nobles used to gift to each other: gold axes, silver shields, gold-plated guns. Completely useless but hey! it's expensive!
theredbaron
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 am

pantry wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:37 pm


How do you find the small size working for yancha? I'm trying too figure out the right size for a yancha pot myself. I have a 50ml and another 105ml one. I find the 50ml one too small to allow the leaves to expand, and the heat dissipates too quickly. The 105ml is too expensive to brew a full pot :-/

I find 60 to 80 ml the best size for Yancha
theredbaron
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 am

Bok wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 2:19 am
pantry for expensive Yancha I think I would not want an F2 Zini... clay not good enough and might take something away I’d rather keep! Zhuni if you can afford and get it. At the limit a good hongni. But definitely not Zini.
I do disagree there.
Generally speaking yes, many Zini pots take away from Yancha, but this one here is quite suitable for Yancha, to my surprise. And it definately beats almost all modern pots i have tasted in that price range, regardless of clay.

And we anyhow talk about nuances - water, for example, affects the taste to a much larger degree than the clay. And as to expensive Yancha - there is also a debate to what good Yancha really is. The more modern greenish Yancha, for example, are simply not to my taste, epensive or not.
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