1st Image: Hong Ni/Zhu Ni Domino Effect! I have recently discovered that Hong Ni is my favorite clay (right next to Zi Sha) and feel that it can make a great cup of any of the teas that I prefer on a regular basis so over time I have acquired them in many sizes & firing levels (30-100 ml, (1)180 ml).
2nd Image: Close-up of the Red Clay Family!
3rd Image: Visual comparison between medium fired Hong Ni and High Fired Hong Ni (70 & 80 ml respectively).
Last Image: Visual comparison between brand new medium fired Hong Ni (on the left & 70 ml) and 3 month old medium fired Hong Ni used exclusively for traditional HK stored aged sheng from the early 90's (casual use not every day & 60 ml), which shows just how porous and fast seasoning medium fired Hong Ni can be.
Oh and sorry Achyle for swag-jackin' your shui ping train idea. lol!