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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 27th, '11, 22:37

tingjunkie wrote:Those all yours auhckw? What's up with all the stickers? :D


Sorry that I forgot to leave comments on it. Those are new arrival for a tea shop. I will never buy so many teapots.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Jul 29th, '11, 09:36

auhckw wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:Those all yours auhckw? What's up with all the stickers? :D


Sorry that I forgot to leave comments on it. Those are new arrival for a tea shop. I will never buy so many teapots.


Never say never. :lol:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 29th, '11, 10:48

Di Cao Qing showed at a different firing temperature.

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Top: The raw material

From Left to Right:
1150
1170
1180
1200 - The 80s Di Cao Qing teapot is the darkest

The first 3 temperature are correct as it is carved on the clay. For the teapot, it is a speculation temperature as the owner knows it was fired at a very high temp but not the exact numbers
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 29th, '11, 10:50

90s Dragon Series Teapot - They call this 'yi tiao loong'. 'One dragon' is the direct translation of it in mandarin. 12 different size of Shui Ping Hu. A private collector asked a tea shop to help sell. The uniqueness of this is that the outer is Hong Ni (Red Clay) and inner is Zini (Purple Clay). Single hole.

The dragon
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Size 12 and Size 1
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How it looks under sun light
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Outer Red. Inner Purple. (I am colour blind, so frankly I cannot tell)
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Size 12 in a palm of a grown up Asian man.
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Single hole.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 29th, '11, 12:57

This teapot has found a new owner, so I thought of taking some photos for remembrance :)

1980s Di Cao Qing
-The colour is on the darker side cause it was fired at a high temperature
-Size is 90ml
-Teashop got it from a private collector who owns it since very long ago
-Used
-Perfect condition

Tested and all pass:
-Emptied in less than 10 seconds (water only, no leaves)
-Shoots water without dripping
-While pouring out the water, close the hole on the lid and it stops instantly
-With water in it, close the spout and turned the pot upside down. The lid won't fall off.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Jul 29th, '11, 22:55

auhckw wrote:
thomas wrote:Nice pot!

How much should one pay for such a pot in Malaysia?


For that 1980s Di Cao Qing, Price is not cheap though. MYR 550. Too bad it is single hole, otherwise I would have want it.

The price seems reasonable to me. Most of my better pots are single holed.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 29th, '11, 23:03

Tead Off wrote:
auhckw wrote:
thomas wrote:Nice pot!

How much should one pay for such a pot in Malaysia?


For that 1980s Di Cao Qing, Price is not cheap though. MYR 550. Too bad it is single hole, otherwise I would have want it.


The price seems reasonable to me. Most of my better pots are single holed.


I was buying this on behalf of someone. Initially, I didn't want to proceed with buying before getting payment but the owner of the shop called me saying someone is eyeing for it also. So I have to go grab it before the other guy made a higher offer which a common scenario here.

I am not sure whether I heard the price wrongly the first time. When I made payment, it was additional MYR 30, but I guess it is ok with me. My fault.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby the_economist » Jul 31st, '11, 06:43

New pot!

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1990s zini factory no.1 (or so the seller claimed)
-Size is 40ml
-Perfect condition
- +/- 6 sec (pretty good pour for small pot)
- zhongguo yixing stamp.

i'll probably use it for yancha!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Ambrose » Jul 31st, '11, 07:53

auhckw, wow beautiful pots! :shock:

the_economist, thats a nice one too ! :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby auhckw » Jul 31st, '11, 08:45

the_economist, nice~nya :)

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I was at the tea shop and the owner was brewing with this rugged 'shui ping' teapot.

The owner was telling it is from 90s - Zisha (China Yixing). The clay is more towards brownish black. Rough workmanship. Size probably about 60ml to 90ml range (guesstimate). Single hole. The shop was brewing it with Liu-Pao and Ripe Puerh and is quite good. The owner let us taste with the teapot vs gaiwan and there is obvious difference. The teapot brings out more flavor, soften the water compared to gaiwan which is more neutral.

The owner acquired them when teapot is not a hot item where nobody is chasing after it. This is an example of mass produced teapot in the 90s. Quality is not perfect, but clay is alright. The owner used to have hundreds of it but now getting less. I am tempted to get one, as I like the size but this kind of teapot needs to be seasoned before using as it has the old clay smell. May take some time before that smell goes away. Then it will perform.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TokyoB » Aug 2nd, '11, 19:42

Two Factory One "Please drink Chinese oolong tea" zisha teapots. The larger orange one with the sticker is 110ml and the smaller brown one is 90ml. I was told the orange one is from 1983 and the other one is 30+ years old. I recently purchased them in Taiwan. They also had a newer one. The engraving gets deeper and more clear as they get newer. Another shop had an older one with very beautifully written characters. I may post that one later. Note that the smaller one has a "5" stamped in its lid. Maybe to denote the size (5 cups).

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby the_economist » Aug 3rd, '11, 12:12

Its raining pots apparently! Got gifted this pot:
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- 90ml pot
- dull red colour (pig liver?). the photo is much orangier than the pot.
- heavy!
- lid fit is pretty good
- just zhongguoyixing stamp


possibly another 90s pot? Texture is very smooth.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby becha » Aug 3rd, '11, 21:19

hello everyone! this is my first post, but i've been reading this forum a lot. my very first Xi Ying teapot just arrived today, and i'd love some thoughts on it! The seller said it is Zisha clay and high fired. the lids fits very tightly, and it pours very nicely! I still have to prep it before brewing any tea in it, so i'm not sure how it will brew yet. i'd love some opinions on what type of tea would be best for this pot. i have only very limited experience with Oolongs and I've never had Pu-erh. mostly I drink Japanese greens, but since this is a Yi-Ching pot, I want to drink a Chinese or Taiwanese tea in it!

thanks in advance for any thoughts and opinions! (i hope i can post the photos correctly.....)
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Aug 4th, '11, 00:24

Hi becha. Welcome aboard! Looks like pretty decent clay as far as I can tell from the pics. The bamboo motif is nice too.

What kind of tea the pot will be best for is dependent on several factors including how large the pot is, how thick the walls are, and if it is truly high fired or not. From the pics, the walls look on the thicker side, but hard to tell without holding it. Thicker walls are better for radiating more heat at the leaf. This generally suits Wuyi oolongs, high fired Anxi oolongs, high fired Taiwanese oolongs, and cooked puerh. Thick walls are generally not as good for greener Anxi oolongs, and Dan Cong oolongs.

If you search the forum, there are many threads about pot/tea pairing to be found. The only real way is to try a few teas out and see. Good luck on your adventure!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Herb_Master » Aug 4th, '11, 20:19

tingjunkie wrote: Thick walls are generally not as good for greener Anxi oolongs, and Dan Cong oolongs.



I keep hearing or reading this! :shock:
But though I get good results from my Chao Zhout pots from Imen
And though I get good results from my most expensive ultra thin Porcelain Gaiwans

Maybe they perform better with the very good value Dan Cong that I get from Dragon Tea House.

But with Imen's Private Stash, I get my best reults from some thickish walled cheap Zi Sha pots that I got for about $12 from ebay Zen8Tea
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