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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 3rd, '12, 04:40

Nice links. Thanks Baggy!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 3rd, '12, 05:08

bagua7 wrote:Image

Clay: Jiangpo Ni. High fired. Feels like zhu ni yet behaves like zi ni, how odd. :?
Size: 145 ml.
Age/Year: Modern- late 2000's.
Walls: Medium thick.
Pour: Fast, no drips, tight lid fit.
Source: eBay (Wisdom China, Guangzhou).
Tea Pairing: Ripe puerh. As I already stated this clay just enhances the flavour of the tea bringing up the higher notes a lot more like other clays I regularly use for this particular tea (di cao qing, qing shui ni and duan ni).


Any chance I could beg of you to post another photo of this lovely little lady?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 3rd, '12, 06:21

Showoff time! Three recent acquisitions, two of which are not yet fired. The unfired zini was fully handmade by a famous master! The rough curves are meant to be indicative of the futility of the current system's tendency to strive towards elegant and clean lines, and the zen of accepting the natural contours and inconsistencies of nature. Very valuable.

Next is the unfired duanni. Carved by myself and my wife! We won't get them back until January, and I didn't want to wait to show off.

Third is a glazed zini pot, maybe 1 liter or 1.5 liters? I really, really like this glaze. We wanted to get a vase, but we could only find the glaze on this one piece with our limited time, so we snagged it.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby blairswhitaker » Dec 3rd, '12, 15:07

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IMG_0322 by blairswhitaker, on Flickr

artist-Deng Chun Lin
shape- yuan tong
Clay type- qing shui ni-
size of pot - 80ml
modern
medium wall
+/- 10 sec
from tea habitat
will ultimately go to ripe tea, right now I have been trying different shu and sheng in it. the clay quality is quite nice, the workmanship is a little rougher than I would like but nothing terrible. Lid is slightly not tight and some heavy tooling marks in certain areas.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 3rd, '12, 22:40

Lol, by the way, with all the heat about master and not in the other thread, I'll just clear the air of my silly little joke: that zini pot was made by me; my first attempt at a teapot (took three tries just to keep it from imploding). Just having a little fun.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby gasninja » Dec 3rd, '12, 23:31

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Clay:aged Zini
Size:65ml
Age/Year: Modern- late 2000's.
Walls: Thick
Pour: +/- 5 sec. No drips. Air tight lid fit.
Source: EOT special order
Artist: Chen Ju Fang
Tea Pairing: Sheng 20 + years and the occassional lui bao 50+ years
Info: This is of a much higher quality zini than my other chen ju fang pot. The craftsmanship is also a few steps up aswell this thing is trully well crafted very swifty pour with almost no chugging untill 90 degrees. I have had the pot less than a week and I have already noticed a change in the clay.Also for a new pot it really took almost nothing away from the tea and there was a big improvement in mouthfeel. :D :D :D


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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Maxwell2079 » Dec 3rd, '12, 23:42

Looking great Gasninja!

When you said that it improved the mouth feel., could you clarified in what way. I am asking just out of curiosity.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby David R. » Dec 4th, '12, 05:06

+1.

Did you specificly commissionned a Li Xing shape pot with the help of Nada ?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Math » Dec 4th, '12, 06:55

Wow gasninja, congratulations on your new pot!

The clay, the shape, the workmanship, it looks deliciously exquisite!

Now I want one like that too! :P
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Drax » Dec 4th, '12, 07:47

That's a very beautiful pot, gasninja. The dark clay is really nice, and I particularly like the shape of that lid -- it looks really nice both on and off of the pot!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby gasninja » Dec 4th, '12, 09:18

Thanks guys
David R. wrote:+1.

Did you specificly commissionned a Li Xing shape pot with the help of Nada ?

No it really wasn't a special order of that nature. I simply just asked him to find me a pot under 65 ml that would be good for aged sheng this is what he came up with. Master Zhou calls this piece a Li xing shui pin. the spout not being bent as I have noticed on most Li xing pots.
Maxwell2079 wrote:Looking great Gasninja!

When you said that it improved the mouth feel., could you clarified in what way. I am asking just out of curiosity.

Thanks

The tea seems to coat your mouth more out of this pot. Leaving a feeling a bit like if you took a sip of olive oil.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Maxwell2079 » Dec 4th, '12, 11:08

The tea seems to coat your mouth more out of this pot. Leaving a feeling a bit like if you took a sip of olive oil.


Thx for your reply.

I was asking since I have recently bought 2 pots. And They improve mouth feel, the tea in pots feel thicker that gaiwan. But it is subtle, not really that obvious.

And they are absorbent somehow, since after using them at night I left them with the lid on and the next day they are dry and have some tea aroma.

However, when I used them and compare them against a gaiwan. They act sort like a modern zhuni. Enhancing flavour and aromas but don´t tame biterness ( not good thing I guess). And I was hoping that they did since I wanted to use them for 5-10 years sheng.
I will compare them against my modern zhuni to see the difference.


Not great pots but not super terrible either I guess. One hei ni the other zini from sampletea. Craftsmanship of zini better than hei ni. Hei ni, has the worst craftsmanship ever, but I was warned by he vendor beforehand
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Ambrose » Dec 4th, '12, 11:45

beautiful pot gasninja
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Dec 6th, '12, 17:19

TIM wrote:Image
A very rare Grape Purple Sand. 1970's SP. 1st show by High Mountain Anxi Xiping Tikwanyin Yancha.

This yixing will eventually have a nice Montepulciano hue of patina. Cant wait! :wink:


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After first use. I hope to document the patina changes if anyone is interested :wink:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Maxwell2079 » Dec 6th, '12, 17:22

After first use. I hope to document the patina changes if anyone is interested


Lovely Tim.

I always take pics of my pots to document the changes. Even though I don´t think mine pots will end up like yours :cry:
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