Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:24 am

OCTO wrote:
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:20 am
We might also mention vendors like Teahabitat, which are well respected and do recommend only to use CZ with Dancong as being superior to Yixing for those teas. What does the community think about that?
I would add that though CZ pots generally enhances the flavor of DanCong, I have personally came across many other yixing teapots that brews equally good DanCong. Tried DuanNi, LueNi, ZhuNi, HongNi, DiCaoQing, QingShuiNi and ZiSha... ranging from ROC to modern era pots... all yielded good results.

A lot depends on the roast level of the tea.

Cheers!
OCTO would be really interesting to try all your teaware with some medium grade DanCong that I have neglected on a shelf. Too bad you’re not in California :) ... At TeaHabitat, Imen serves DanCong using porcelain gaiwan, but does sell Chaozhou pots and uses them for her personal sessions. So far I have not purchased any Chaozhou pots, mostly I haven’t seen any with aesthetically pleasing proportions or form. The only quality DanCong I’ve had is from TeaHabitat, and I use interior glazed pots, or a thin walled /dense /high fire /burnished /shudei Tokoname pot by Hokujo (made before he started using stoneware).
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:12 pm

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So far I have not purchased any Chaozhou pots, mostly I haven’t seen any with aesthetically pleasing proportions or form.
I am with you on that! Somehow Chaozhou pots often do have weird designs, or are copies of Yixing designs. Although I have seen others where the attention to detail was much better, compared to Yixing.
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 pm

IMO CZ clay can really help smooth out lower to medium grade dancong, but it's better suited to high fire oolongs. Good dancong is definitely a gaiwan tea for me!
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:40 pm

Victoria wrote:
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OCTO would be really interesting to try all your teaware with some medium grade DanCong that I have neglected on a shelf. Too bad you’re not in California :)
Hahaha... yeah. I’m at the other side of the globe ... you are always welcomed to visit Penang. Will bring you on a tea & pot tour!

Cheers!!
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 pm

Bok wrote:
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Victoria wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:24 am
So far I have not purchased any Chaozhou pots, mostly I haven’t seen any with aesthetically pleasing proportions or form.
I am with you on that! Somehow Chaozhou pots often do have weird designs, or are copies of Yixing designs. Although I have seen others where the attention to detail was much better, compared to Yixing.
Traditional CZ teapots are shaped very similarly to Yixing teapots. It is possible to find some nice ones too... I’ve found one but it’s not the traditional CZ red clay... it’s dark and brown. Brews equally good compared to the red clay.

Cheers!!
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:33 pm

OCTO wrote:
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Traditional CZ teapots are shaped very similarly to Yixing teapots. It is possible to find some nice ones too... I’ve found one but it’s not the traditional CZ red clay... it’s dark and brown. Brews equally good compared to the red clay.
That one is nice indeed.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 am

So, I got my first Chaozhou pot :mrgreen:
It is currently being tested heavily with all sorts of mostly roasted teas.

This potters work is very good, it has a beeeeeautiful pour, and the thinness is at Zhuni level!
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 am

Volume is 100ml.
So far I have not noticed any unfavorable influence on the teas. Brewing Dancong at the moment and it turns out at least as nice as before, maybe a bit more balanced, but I will need to brew a few more days to confirm that.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:47 am

Bok wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 am
Volume is 100ml.
So far I have not noticed any unfavorable influence on the teas. Brewing Dancong at the moment and it turns out at least as nice as before, maybe a bit more balanced, but I will need to brew a few more days to confirm that.
Looking good....

Cheers!
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:02 pm

OCTO wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:47 am
Bok wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 am
Volume is 100ml.
So far I have not noticed any unfavorable influence on the teas. Brewing Dancong at the moment and it turns out at least as nice as before, maybe a bit more balanced, but I will need to brew a few more days to confirm that.
Looking good....

Cheers!
Nice pot Bok, the undulations must be nice to hold with thumb and fingers.
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