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Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:58 am

To further add some suspense: it’s not from Chaozhou and there is no such thing as the three cup rule. :mrgreen:
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:59 am

belewfripp wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:46 am
Bok wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:17 pm
For simplicity's sake here are Kenny's words:
This looks super interesting - as a Westerner who is only a few years into drinking tea "seriously" I've heard and read a lot of different things about gongfucha, with a lot of sites claiming it to be the "traditional Chinese tea ceremony" while others indicate that's not really the case and prior to the last few decades was only really known and practiced in SE China. It would be nice to have something scholarly and well-researched that provides real background on where gongfucha came from and exactly how widespread it was or wasn't prior to recent years.
https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica ... edFrom=PDF
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:02 am

@LeoFox as Kenny had already mentioned, this article is a good reason for publishing a more fact based research essay on the topic in order not to further propagate half/knowledge...
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:07 am

I was just about to post that. It's an excellent and very readable treatment of the same subject by MarshallN, in his professional capacity.

I'm looking forward to reading a new look at the same topic, with fresh research and insight! The more disseminated this information is the better. We need to realize that the truth is at least as exciting as the myth.

How exciting is it to be a participant in a rapidly-growing, global, contemporary branch of the tea culture tree?
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:34 am

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out - I haven't read that particular article, though I am familiar with some of MarshalN's research/perspective on this subject from reading his blog.

Bok wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:55 am
belewfripp it covers exactly that! All this by quoting classical texts of the Ming and Qing dynasty, so cutting out all the “Chinese whisper” from the back then until now.
I'm a bit of an amateur historian/translator with some (small) proficiency in Classical/Literary Chinese so this sort of thing would in general be of interest even if it weren't about tea. Not anywhere near enough good scholarship in English on Chinese history and culture.
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:55 am

@belewfripp then you will find it useful that the original Chinese is included for the quotations.
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:10 am

In other news, that little Green label Qingshuini has made some progress. The handle is securely attached, now I need to sand and smoothen the Urushi putty and seal it for protection (mostly inside).

While the handle might seem a bit large in comparison to the overall pot shape, I have found this humble piece of tree branch ergonomically ingenious! There are so many comfortable ways to hold it, left- or right-handed, as a back handle or poured sideways - it all works very smoothly, at least with my hands.
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:11 am

And some nice corners and angles to get a good grip on the left hand as well:
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:17 am

Wow, that's pretty funky (although not "sidehandle" something makes me think that GTH would love it). Great job making a good pot usable again!
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:16 pm

.m. wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:17 am
Wow, that's pretty funky (although not "sidehandle" something makes me think that GTH would love it). Great job making a good pot usable again!
Thanks! Honestly, I think it looks better like this than the boring Shuiping it’s been before, haha.
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm

Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm

26uk wrote:
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Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol:
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Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:37 pm

Bok wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm
26uk wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol:
Or aged sheng
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:15 am

Bok wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm
26uk wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol:
Qingshuini for yancha that fancy? I thought that was well into "hongni or zhuni only" territory. Interesting, might have to give my own qingshuini pot a run with some nicer yancha...
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:20 am

Mafaldine wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:15 am
Bok wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm
26uk wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol:
Qingshuini for yancha that fancy? I thought that was well into "hongni or zhuni only" territory. Interesting, might have to give my own qingshuini pot a run with some nicer yancha...
That was my subtle way of saying that that is still low-mid range Yancha ;)
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