Alas, Alack I made copious notes when in the teashop, but not in my main travel tea notebook
and the notes I made do not seem to have made it home.
I bought a 50ml Shi Pao made with Qing Shui Ni clay - but my notes said who made it and how old the clay was -
I think it was mid to late 90's clay made in 2003?
I don't know who made it - any ideas?
producing when back in Kuala Lumpur 1 teashop owner suggested it was rather small and ugly, but 2 said it was very difficult to produce an elegant Shi Pao so small, and L M Chong said it was as good a small Shi Pao as she had seen.
It feels good in the hand, the tea tastes great and it pours nicely.
fellow tea drinkers / customers / friends in the Jing Dian Teashop questioned the fact that it was really made from Qing Shui NI - saying it was probably not
eventually L M Chong was called to pass judgement
after examining it she declared it to be QSN or Qing Hui Ni that had been underfired - she said when unused they often look similar but after months of continuous use the clay reveals it's true nature
If I use it twice a day for 4 months and take it back she will tell me what the clay is