You are welcome. The article you mentioned has been online for some time now and is also a good reading.
Let's keep adding up info in here to build up a decent database on Yixing clay.
More:3. Chinese teas and matching Yixing clays3.4 Oolong TeaLight oolongs
. From what I have read in various sources, and bearing in mind my short experience, Gaoshan Oolongs
(Taiwan High Mountain) are best brewed in zhuni pots due to their low porosity (it's a hard and dense clay with a rock-like quality) as opposed to more porous clays like di cao qing
or duan ni
, which would tone down the complexity and broad range of flavours these teas are renowned for.
On the other hand, Tie Guan Yin
oolong is a bit more permissive tea from this standpoint. The general advice given is that low-profile pots bring the best out of it.
What kind of clay should I use? That is entirely up to you, try to rely on your own senses and a bit of experimentation, although you can't go wrong with zhu ni. Personally, for this particular oolong, I am using a dedicated low-profile high-fired duan ni
which does a great job: