kingslam wrote:ImmortaliTEA wrote:Kingston,
You are officially my hero. The end!
Thanks for liking my collection.
TIM wrote:TIM wrote:TIM wrote:
A very rare Grape Purple Sand. 1970's SP. 1st show by High Mountain Anxi Xiping Tikwanyin Yancha.
After first use. I hope to document the patina changes if anyone is interested
2nd use ended 12/13/2012. Morning winter light at 7am.
ImmortaliTEA wrote:I personally believe that sample tea has some of the best Hong Ni for the price of anywhere on the Internet
I am so glad that you agree Tim that this is great Hong Ni because I personally believe that sample tea has some of the best Hong Ni for the price of anywhere on the Internet (that is if you don't mind the medium fired which is the usual for their Hong Ni selections) and especially considering I have heard others say they don't like it very much because it smells funny (which is gone after one boiling session by the way). Some of the best Hong Ni I've found (lots of rounding while still maintaining a large percentage of aroma). I've bought about 6 Hong Ni's from them and Mao Mei Zhen seems to have the best craftsmanship of the Shui Ping series!
bagua7 wrote:ImmortaliTEA wrote:I personally believe that sample tea has some of the best Hong Ni for the price of anywhere on the Internet
But are they real Yixing?
Besides they state the following:
"Nei Zi Wai Hong" pot is very popular back in the 70's and 80's. During that time, the demand for zhuni is very high but the clay are limited, and zhuni shrink a lot when fired so it is not cost effective. Finally Yixing came out with an idea to make the pot using zini and then grind the zhuni as fine as powder and mix it with water then paint it or dip the pot in it so that the outer part of the zini pot is fully cover with zhuni and then fired. This kind of pot is call "Nei Zi Wai Hong" which looks like zhuni but cheaper than whole piece of zhuni."
I would add to that: And decide to start a production of wheel-thrown pots as a result of having developed a new strategy of cost reduction.
zini + zhu ni + wheel-throwing clearly reflects that new policy.
I wouldn't hold my breath for that sort of quality. $130 for that pot is a rip-off.