Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

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Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:38 pm

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Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:26 am
steanze cheers for this extensive reply and putting into perspective!
Just a few thoughts :)

Personally, even in cases when the clay of a ROC pot performs similarly to a modern pot, I usually far prefer the ROC pot. They have a simple and functional aesthetics and they are usually handmade, so they change the feeling of the tea setup.
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:46 pm

steanze wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Personally, even in cases when the clay of a ROC pot performs similarly to a modern pot, I usually far prefer the ROC pot. They have a simple and functional aesthetics and they are usually handmade, so they change the feeling of the tea setup.
Yes! For me the simple fact of handling something so old with all its history, imagined and real, is a pleasure in itself! Enjoyment of tea is a sum of factors.
Nowadays one might add that using something second hand is also good for the planet by re-using resources :mrgreen:
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm

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Yes! For me the simple fact of handling something so old with all its history, imagined and real, is a pleasure in itself! Enjoyment of tea is a sum of factors.
Nowadays one might add that using something second hand is also good for the planet by re-using resources :mrgreen:
Exactly. I think that aspect is underrated, there is a lot of focus on the flavor performance, but a tea session is made of so many aspects...

Usually when I evaluate a pot I look at 4 criteria:
1) does it make good tea? (tea performance)
2) is it beautiful? (aesthetic value)
3) is it representative of a period in terms of its workmanship and material? (historical value)
4) is it an example of a particular technique, or clay, or phenomenon (i.e. yaobian)? (learning value)

few pots score very highly on all 4 aspects, but doing well in 1 or 2 can be already a good reason to have the pot.
If I am debating whether to buy a pot, I evaluate one more:
5) is it complementary to what I already have?
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 am

I use purple clay all the time, but I do drink a lot of humid-stored pu and high roast oolongs. :D
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 am

Drawing everyone back to topic..... I guess my dark colored clays will be feeing lonely this few weeks.... it’s the season for red, red, red!! 😂😂😂

50 shades of red is in order..... 😁
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steanze wrote:
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The two bigger pots are 70s(the one on the left and the side handled one), the two smaller ones are late Qing - ROC...

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Coarser grain processing: left: ROC or earlier, right: post 2000

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I really LOVE pots shaped like the one second from the left. What's the size?
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I really LOVE pots shaped like the one second from the left. What's the size?
In the first picture? It's a flat julunzhu shape, the size is about 120ml.
Side view:
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steanze wrote:
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In the first picture? It's a flat julunzhu shape, the size is about 120ml.
Yep, I have simple tastes. Love the round bodies, canon spouts, and disc knobs. :D
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm

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Yep, I have simple tastes. Love the round bodies, canon spouts, and disc knobs. :D
:D the charm of cannon spouts... simple but effective
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm

steanze wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:
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Yep, I have simple tastes. Love the round bodies, canon spouts, and disc knobs. :D
:D the charm of cannon spouts... simple but effective

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Era?

Edit: I see it in the file name now, sorry about that.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 pm

@steanze

Nice fat cannon on that pot!
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Era?

Edit: I see it in the file name now, sorry about that.
;) np. The "ROC" in the file name is indeed for the period
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:51 pm

steanze wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Teachronicles wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Era?

Edit: I see it in the file name now, sorry about that.
;) np. The "ROC" in the file name is indeed for the period
Is this a newer acquisition? It's a lovely shape.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:20 pm

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Is this a newer acquisition? It's a lovely shape.
I've had it for some time :) yes, I like the simple shape. I particularly like the clay :D
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:45 pm

steanze wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
tingjunkie wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:20 am

Yep, I have simple tastes. Love the round bodies, canon spouts, and disc knobs. :D
:D the charm of cannon spouts... simple but effective

roc_qhn.jpg
Lovely! Myself another confessing fan of that style :)

... and just noticing it is in a rare clay on top of it! Wonderful!
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