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Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:36 pm
by Bok
Yesterday I fed old 60 grandpa a variety of teas to quench his thirst :)
Lishan, medium roast Dongding and to finish some aged roasted Lishan. Too early for conclusions, slowly waking it up to find its place.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:02 am
by Psyck
Bok wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:59 pm
ShuShu wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Are you starting a new line of tea parties?
(or why so big?)
Up to 200 is still ok for one or two people. I used to use 150 a lot, too thirsty! :mrgreen:
Better though for rolled oolongs which take up quite some space once fully expanded, thus reducing the amount which finally ends in the cup quite a bit!

150ml gives me hardly enough for 4 people, with standard sized Chinese teacups.
I generally don't correlate pot size to number of people. When I use larger pots, I do fewer & longer infusions while when I use smaller pots, my infusions are more & shorter.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:47 am
by Bok
Psyck wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:02 am
I generally don't correlate pot size to number of people. When I use larger pots, I do fewer & longer infusions while when I use smaller pots, my infusions are more & shorter.
That is of course valid. The character of the tea will be different though. I usually only us high leaf to water ration, so larger pots are a bit of a waste of expensive tea for me. :mrgreen:

Also one or the other method will not work for certain teas, or at least be less ideal.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 am
by Psyck
True, the more expensive teas always get brewed in smaller vessels, my comment was more for daily drinking teas.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:39 am
by Victoria
Psyck wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 am
True, the more expensive teas always get brewed in smaller vessels, my comment was more for daily drinking teas.
Sometimes I splurge with more expensive teas and use 14gr/230ml all to my self. Using more tea I get multiple steeps that last into the next day.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
by steanze
@Bok that pot screams yancha ;)

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:18 pm
by OCTO
steanze wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Bok that pot screams yancha ;)
@steanze

60s grandpa biandeng??.... 😁😁

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm
by Bok
steanze wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Bok that pot screams yancha ;)
It does, doesn’t it :)

Re: Yixing

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm
by steanze
Bok wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm
It does, doesn’t it :)
Perfect shape and clay for yancha

Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm
by Chris
I'm helping a friend catalog her parents' Japanese pottery collection and we found a Yixing pot lurking among the chawan. :) Any thoughts?

Her parents lived in Japan from approximately 1969 to 1972. We're assuming this is when they acquired the pot, but don't know for sure that they didn't travel to China (or elsewhere) at some point.

Sorry for the bad picture of the bottom seal. It's very shallow and was difficult to get a picture of. It looks likely to be Zhongguo Yixing to me, but a bit thrown off by 國 being in the bottom-left corner.

Thank you for any ideas! I've been interested in and collecting Yixing pots for around a decade, yet when a novel situation like this presents itself, I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.
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Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:19 pm
by Chadrinkincat
Chris wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm
I'm helping a friend catalog her parents' Japanese pottery collection and we found a Yixing pot lurking among the chawan. :) Any thoughts?

Her parents lived in Japan from approximately 1969 to 1972. We're assuming this is when they acquired the pot, but don't know for sure that they didn't travel to China (or elsewhere) at some point.

Sorry for the bad picture of the bottom seal. It's very shallow and was difficult to get a picture of. It looks likely to be Zhongguo Yixing to me, but a bit thrown off by 國 being in the bottom-left corner.

Thank you for any ideas! I've been interested in and collecting Yixing pots for around a decade, yet when a novel situation like this presents itself, I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.

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Knob doesn't look right for that pot. I think it's suppose to be these two.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 pm
by Chris
Thanks for the response, Chadrinkincat!

Good call—the knob does indeed appear to have been broken off and glued back on. Didn’t occur to me that it might not be the original. Or do you think this pot may be an imperfect copy of the ones in your pictures?

Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:24 pm
by Bok
Or just a sloppy repair? Doesn’t look too different to the one in the picture.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:28 pm
by Chadrinkincat
Chris wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Thanks for the response, Chadrinkincat!

Good call—the knob does indeed appear to have been broken off and glued back on. Didn’t occur to me that it might not be the original. Or do you think this pot may be an imperfect copy of the ones in your pictures?
I actually just found an example of this pot w/ exact knob on FB. Are there tiny black dots in the clay? If so it's likely early 80's F1.

Re: Yixing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am
by Chris
Bok, definitely a sloppy repair! It’s too bad but I suppose these things happen.

Chadrinkincat, good news on the lid. ;) I’d have to double check on black dots and the pot is unfortunately a few hours away from me—the picture of the lid is a good representation of the appearance of the clay, though.

Thank you both for the responses!