The Porcelain Thread

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Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:33 am

debunix wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:14 am
Beautiful pieces and so interesting to see the tint in the porcelain based on iron content.
The iron content difference can actually be quite small on the order of 0.5%. But that makes enough difference. The whiteness can also be tweaked with amount of calcia apparently.

The impact on tea seems discernable. Octo had a nice thread about it.

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Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:54 am

I really like the shape of that cup - roughly how many ml does it hold? I have some older ones in the noir famille rose pattern from a tea set in that shape- the form and the porcelain are great, and while its kinda too much for me as a set I do like using the cups on their own. but, for less aroma-focused teas I do think it would be nice if they were a tiny bit bigger- for strong oolongs they're a perfect size, but I don't drink that so much.
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:42 am

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I really like the shape of that cup - roughly how many ml does it hold? I have some older ones in the noir famille rose pattern from a tea set in that shape- the form and the porcelain are great, and while its kinda too much for me as a set I do like using the cups on their own. but, for less aroma-focused teas I do think it would be nice if they were a tiny bit bigger- for strong oolongs they're a perfect size, but I don't drink that so much.
It's a tiny cup that holds about 19 mL to the brim! As you implied, it is great to focus the aromas as they are directed right into the nose.

This design is called "matibei" and was based on some artefact shown to the studio.

I have been using it to hold a bit of the rinse to taste at the end of sessions...as well as for highly aromatic bai jiu. It facilitates slow analytical tasting.

Would be great to see some pics of your set.
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:11 am

Mine are maybe slightly smaller- hold about 15ml filled to the point where you can just still actually pick it up. The whole set is the pot, 4 cups, a matching tray, plus a small and pretty useless spoon which I haven't seen with other sets. At about 90ml for the pot its a good set for oolong, but the tiny opening of the pot is a little fidgety for big or tangled leaves, and getting rolled leaves out while not impossible generally involves using the kitchen sink. I'm sticking to using it mainly for broken/small leaves for that reason- I made some liu an in it the other day and it worked super well, the porcelain is quite thick. I could see it being good for CTC type teas or fine buds too. The set together is too much for me looks wise, and so are the mun shou ones, but I really like the porcelain so I tend to just use the cups or pot separate and it tones it down a lot. Paired with wood and a clay pot I find them actually quite nice then.
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:11 am

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Seems to have a nice blue gray hue! A nice looking set! Thank you for sharing!
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