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Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:59 am

Tetsubin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm
I got it last week and I really like everything else with it. Its just that i have been using a modern Zhuni quite heavily for about 8 months and that pot really accentuates the teas. I drink semi aged raw puerh out of these. The new one is a modern one out of Dicaoqing clay.
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Are you still brewing semi aged sheng using the same DCQ pot? If yes, you might be experiencing a mismatched tea&pot. When comparing with ZhuNi, the DCQ will be a mile apart. ZhuNi is known to accentuate almost every aspect of your tea, especially the upper notes. You should get better results with LiuBao-DCQ , YanCha-DCQ & aged ShouPuerh-DCQ combo compared to Sheng Puerh.

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Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:54 am

Tetsubin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm
I got it last week and I really like everything else with it. Its just that i have been using a modern Zhuni quite heavily for about 8 months and that pot really accentuates the teas. I drink semi aged raw puerh out of these. The new one is a modern one out of Dicaoqing clay.
@Tetsubin, would you mind me asking where you purchased your modern Yixing pots? Sorry if the answer is elsewhere in the thread and I missed it.
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:12 am

faj wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:54 am
Tetsubin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm
I got it last week and I really like everything else with it. Its just that i have been using a modern Zhuni quite heavily for about 8 months and that pot really accentuates the teas. I drink semi aged raw puerh out of these. The new one is a modern one out of Dicaoqing clay.
Tetsubin, would you mind me asking where you purchased your modern Yixing pots? Sorry if the answer is elsewhere in the thread and I missed it.
Hi @faj, I rather not since the this review is not all positive regarding the Dicaoqing clay pot. I am very pleased with the Zhuni pot and I purchased that at pu-erh.sk like 8 months ago. It doesn't have to be anything wrong with the DCQ pot I have only used it for a few days and I will continue to use it for a while and then evaluate it against the Zhuni.
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:09 pm

Tetsubin wrote:
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Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Hi,

I have a zini pot that mutes a bit to much for my taste. it is very new though, will this muting change over time with use or will it always steal flavor?
It could mute a bit less with use. How long have you been using it? Do you have a picture? What tea do you use it for?
I got it last week and I really like everything else with it. Its just that i have been using a modern Zhuni quite heavily for about 8 months and that pot really accentuates the teas. I drink semi aged raw puerh out of these. The new one is a modern one out of Dicaoqing clay.
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Nice :) How aged is semi-aged? I would use it for puerh that's at least 10-15 years old. It will be always more muting than the modern zhuni
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steanze wrote:
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Tetsubin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm
steanze wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:44 pm


It could mute a bit less with use. How long have you been using it? Do you have a picture? What tea do you use it for?
I got it last week and I really like everything else with it. Its just that i have been using a modern Zhuni quite heavily for about 8 months and that pot really accentuates the teas. I drink semi aged raw puerh out of these. The new one is a modern one out of Dicaoqing clay.
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Nice :) How aged is semi-aged? I would use it for puerh that's at least 10-15 years old. It will be always more muting than the modern zhuni
@steanze between 10 and 20 years I would say :)
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:14 pm

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Nice :) How aged is semi-aged? I would use it for puerh that's at least 10-15 years old. It will be always more muting than the modern zhuni
@steanze +1

Generally I would avoid using DCQ for Sheng Puerh, with the exception of aged DCQ, which is more commonly sold as Vintage ZiNi as the colour of the clay after firing resembles Vintage ZiNi more than Modern DCQ.
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am

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Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:14 pm
steanze wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Nice :) How aged is semi-aged? I would use it for puerh that's at least 10-15 years old. It will be always more muting than the modern zhuni
steanze +1

Generally I would avoid using DCQ for Sheng Puerh, with the exception of aged DCQ, which is more commonly sold as Vintage ZiNi as the colour of the clay after firing resembles Vintage ZiNi more than Modern DCQ.
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Hello guys, what do you think about these two pots? The sellers advertises them as white label F1 teapots. Which do you think is better? (The price is much lower, I am in contact with the seller outside of eBay)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941504375
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941508108
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Simniak wrote:
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Hello guys, what do you think about these two pots? The sellers advertises them as white label F1 teapots. Which do you think is better? (The price is much lower, I am in contact with the seller outside of eBay)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941504375
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941508108
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The details seem slightly better on first pot.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:54 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Simniak wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Hello guys, what do you think about these two pots? The sellers advertises them as white label F1 teapots. Which do you think is better? (The price is much lower, I am in contact with the seller outside of eBay)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941504375
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223941508108
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The details seem slightly better on first pot.
Agreed. Other than that, can’t really say much, white label is not my thing.
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OCTO wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am
OCTO wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:14 pm
steanze wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Nice :) How aged is semi-aged? I would use it for puerh that's at least 10-15 years old. It will be always more muting than the modern zhuni
steanze +1

Generally I would avoid using DCQ for Sheng Puerh, with the exception of aged DCQ, which is more commonly sold as Vintage ZiNi as the colour of the clay after firing resembles Vintage ZiNi more than Modern DCQ.
Dug this baby out for a drink.... cheers!!

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Nice showing @OCTO!

I have been working on pairing my DCQ recently. It’s 25 year aged clay. I’m finding it works well with Aged Sheng, > 5 years. Is this what you have found in your experience?
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@TeaTotaling Nice avatar ;)
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I have been working on pairing my DCQ recently. It’s 25 year aged clay. I’m finding it works well with Aged Sheng, > 5 years. Is this what you have found in your experience?
@TeaTotaling

I've found they work well with Sheng Puerh that are above 15 years. Most of the Sheng Puerh I drink are 20+ years. I have since made some changes and this pot is now dedicated to aged YanCha.

Personally, I've found DCQ to be a tricky clay to pair as their characteristics change when fired at different temperature.

Cheers!
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OCTO wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:59 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:08 pm
I have been working on pairing my DCQ recently. It’s 25 year aged clay. I’m finding it works well with Aged Sheng, > 5 years. Is this what you have found in your experience?
TeaTotaling

I've found they work well with Sheng Puerh that are above 15 years. Most of the Sheng Puerh I drink are 20+ years. I have since made some changes and this pot is now dedicated to aged YanCha.

Personally, I've found DCQ to be a tricky clay to pair as their characteristics change when fired at different temperature.

Cheers!
Figures! The struggle continues. Of course it’s tricky, can’t be easy 🙃

I’ll find out around what firing temp I’m working with, and report back.
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TeaTotaling Nice avatar ;)
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