Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby tst » Sep 23rd, '12, 15:02

debunix wrote:I've had lovely results with mountain oolongs in porcelain pots from Seong-Il and Yi Yong Cheol, available via TC member Tead Off, and several of our Teaware artisans work in porcelain. I've been very tempted by several of Petr Novak's porcelain wares--pots and shiboridashis--but am trying not to acquire more teawares until I'm more settled in the new house.


Noble ambition :mrgreen:

I should probably follow your lead (as I'll be relocating in the next year) ... but it's just so damn hard sometimes.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby Chip » Sep 23rd, '12, 17:23

edkrueger wrote:
Randee1515 wrote:ok, so do any of you guys know where I can get a really nice handmade porcelain teapot then? Thanks for all of the feedback!


Handmade porcelain pots are hard to find. Most of the ones sold as hand made are actually hand painted. Handmade, hand painted, gaiwan are a lot easier to find.

As Debunix has already alluded to, several of our TeaChat TeawareArtisans do not only handmade, but will also custom make porcelain teapots with seemingly endless options.

WOO ... :mrgreen:

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby edkrueger » Sep 23rd, '12, 18:12

I guess I should have been more specific. I was talking about the translucent stuff. Not too hard to find gaiwans like this, but teapots are another story.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby chrl42 » Sep 23rd, '12, 23:47

wyardley wrote:
chrl42 wrote:chrl42, is Jia Zi Ni, the black dotted type of zi ni? Cheers.

Jia Zi Ni is special black-dotted Pin Zi Ni used during early-80's in Factory-1.
This clay performs outstandingly with Taiwanese Oolongs as Taiwan was the main importer of those 82 xiaopin

Was the popular style of tea in Taiwan as green in the early 80s as it is now, though?[/quote]
82-xiaopins are thick, you don't know that?

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby Randee1515 » Sep 24th, '12, 18:28

does the one on the bottom right corner look good for oolongs like dong ding & such?

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/ ... 8ab0ad&p=4

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby debunix » Sep 24th, '12, 18:38

What I see at the bottom of that page is a 50mL celadon pot listed as #41. That's awfully small for mountain oolong. The others on that page, at 130-150mL, and with subtle and beautiful plant decorations, should be great.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby edkrueger » Sep 24th, '12, 19:57

That looks like a soy sauce dispenser.

I don't any of those will work as well as a Gawain or a yixing pot.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby debunix » Sep 24th, '12, 20:04

This little pot....

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by Yi Yong Cheol does a fine job with oolongs of all types.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby edkrueger » Sep 24th, '12, 21:04

That looks like a great pot for greens.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby debunix » Sep 24th, '12, 21:33

It clogs a bit with sencha, but otherwise does well as sole pot in my satellite office, where I have only one small locker to store my goods in between visits. I stuff my tea tray, electric kettle, pot, yuzamashi, hagi, and a few (storage-friendly) teas in the little cube. So it does greens, oolongs, puerhs, and even the occasional white or black tea.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby Randee1515 » Sep 25th, '12, 09:46

Randee1515 wrote:does the one on the bottom right corner look good for oolongs like dong ding & such?

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/ ... 8ab0ad&p=4


Sorry! wrong link. Heres the page:

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/ ... 8ab0ad&p=2

still bottom right

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby hopeofdawn » Sep 25th, '12, 10:41

My Yi Yong Cheol pot is very similar to that--same clay and about the same size, with the only difference being mine has a glazed interior--and it is a wonderful pot that handles pretty much any tea I throw at it superbly. I would definitely brew floral oolongs and greens in that without any reservations at all.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby debunix » Sep 25th, '12, 15:42

I've been hoping that one would go to a good home--wonderful looking pot. I'd throw anything at it the same as I do my porcelain. I don't know about the thickness/heat retention of the buncheong clay pots, but really, I don't worry so much about thickness of clay/heat retention for delicate teas, because I use kettles that control the temperature of the water for me, and I deal with infusion temps that way.

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby Alex » Sep 26th, '12, 15:26

That's a nice little pot. What size?

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Re: Good yixing clay for high mt. floral taiwaneese oolong?

Postby debunix » Sep 26th, '12, 15:31

If I leave my pointer over the photos on the dropbox site, a hovertext pops up with info on the item. The one I'm looking at is 110 mL.

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