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Tue May 26, 2020 10:00 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Mark-S

I don’t have any pictures. What are you expecting to see? Your pot isn’t rare or valuable so I wouldn’t overthink it unless your planing to resell it.
I know that my pots are not rare or valuable, but no reason to destroy a $100 pot. ;) However, I won't try to change the hole on this pot again.

Your adjusted lid hole is also not cone shaped, is it?
steanze wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Cone shaped lid holes are quite common in Qing pots
It would be great if you could show me a photo if you come across a pot like this.
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@Mark-S
No it is not cone shaped. I merely filed out the bits of clay inside hole. Don’t ruin your pot by trying to completely reshape the air hole.
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:11 pm

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Cone shape? This is on ROC pot
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:17 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
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No it is not cone shaped. I merely filed out the bits of clay inside hole. Don’t ruin your pot by trying to completely reshape the air hole.
Yeah, I already thought that what Bok suggested would be too risky. If no one has done this before I won't do it. ;) Thanks for the photos
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Cone shape? This is on ROC pot
Looks similar to my dragon teapot's lid. So that's what Bok meant. Good to know, but I don't think this shape has a big impact on the pour speed.
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Teachronicles wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:49 pm
TeaTotaling nvrmnd, I see which ones are sold out. Wow. A chang ji and gongju, and this your first foray into antique pots? What a start!
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. I wanted a selection for a lifetime of use. Pots to pass down. I don't see myself collecting any more than what is needed for a certain style of tea. Of course swap out here or there, sure. My intention is to carefully use what I have in a constant rotation.

I did decide on the 60s hongni shuiping as well.

Come over for tea if you are ever in The Buckeye State!
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:33 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 9:59 pm
TeaTotaling
Very nice trio of pots!!!!! Keep us posted
Thanks! I added a little guy for the quad set. I'll certainly report back on my experiences.
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:15 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Nice patina on my 60s shuiping. Probably 2-3 years of use.
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A healthy glow! Very nice pot! Please share the specs...Hongni? ml? What tea do you like with it?
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:19 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 5:32 pm
I used a yixing teapot for the first time. I received mine bronze grade zini from chanting pines. I have one coming from Bok pretty soon.
The teapot is 120ml so I put 5 grams of leaf in and the pour speed using tea was 9-10 seconds. There was no scalding myself and the
whole experience was very enjoyable. I haven't dedicated any space for my tea sessions just yet but here's a pic :P
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No way!! Mine are still somewhere within The Pines! Looks great! Thanks for sharing, keep learning, and keep enjoying.
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:22 pm

TeaTotaling wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Teachronicles wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Nice patina on my 60s shuiping. Probably 2-3 years of use.
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A healthy glow! Very nice pot! Please share the specs...Hongni? ml? What tea do you like with it?
60s hongni, 80ml, I've bounced around to different teas with this one, I always rinse it with boiling wAter so it doesn't have too much seasoning on the inside. Generally I've used it with balled roasted oolongs or aged sheng tho, more aged sheng lately.
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:27 pm

@Teachronicles I may have the same one, coming soon! I'll have to look into the inscriptions. Do you know any details on yours, aside from the year and clay? Also, how do you keep that shine so brilliant!?
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:32 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Also, how do you keep that shine so brilliant!?
Just keep brewing tea. That is all that is required. If the clay is good.
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Tue May 26, 2020 11:39 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Teachronicles I may have the same one, coming soon! I'll have to look into the inscriptions. Do you know any details on yours, aside from the year and clay? Also, how do you keep that shine so brilliant!?
I'll get a picture of the seal in better light tmrw. I believe the seal on it, is more often found in the early to mid sixties.

For getting a nice shine, I do use a pot brush, but I didn't always. Probably about half the time I had this pot I didn't use a brush. Also, ime, after a while of use sometimes pots get stained with tea but the appearance is kind of matte and dull. At that point I take a wet cotton cloth and give it a nice rub. Also at that time I try to even out some of the stains below the tip of the spout, around the base, and around the opening.

Haha @Bok, I was notified of your reply right after I finished the above reply. It sounds like a lot written out like that, but it's not really. Essentially yes, you can just brew tea in it, some are not as fussy as me. And some pots dont need much extra at all, as bok said.
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Wed May 27, 2020 10:28 am

@Teachronicles Thank you! The extra care you show your teapot shines bright.
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Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 am

Bok wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:32 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Also, how do you keep that shine so brilliant!?
Just keep brewing tea. That is all that is required. If the clay is good.
Easy enough! Let those lovely volatile oils soak in nicely.
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