No clue. Listing says zhu clay but I know it's not. Hard and heavy, with lots of visible pores and different colored flecks. Medium fired??Size:
+/- 12 sec. 5-hole filter. No drips. Great lid fit.Source:
I'm such a garbage collectorTea Pairing:
Immature (4-10 year) sheng
Given the fact that I paid $0.01 (no joke) for this pot, I didn't really expect much. But I'm pretty happy with it. It really mellows the bitter/dirty tastes of my teas - but it also flattens some of the more nuanced flavors. That's improved a lot with use, so hopefully seasoning will help this become a useful brewing tool. It was a more dusty/ashen color when I first got it, it's gotten a little darker and browner after about 30 uses.
I know bats are a pretty common motif on pots, but I like it a lot. The smell of rocks and pu-erh remind me a lot of the limestone cave where I work so the theme is pretty cool
Can anyone tell me what this shape is called? And also what kind of clay this is? (wouldn't be surprised if it's really low-quality, lol). I seem to remember a pot posted by ImmortaliTEA about two years ago that had a similar-looking clay, but it was never identified. This probably isn't the same but I'm still curious.
Better photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125297318 ... 637194514/