Thanks for looking
tea_love wrote:are the black dots on the pot showing it was high fired ? Anyone can comment ?
tingjunkie wrote:Black dots can be ash deposit from wood firing (in this pot's case, nope), flecks of black sand (possibly), or flecks of iron (possibly). Not sure of the relationship with firing level. I remember reading that certain types of duan ni show black dots if fired too high maybe?
ImmortaliTEA wrote:the_economist wrote:Picked up this pair of pots recently, 3-4 cup size. Seller marked as heini but looks like zini to me.
No those are definitely good Hei Sha if they are the same 70 ml versions of the ones I have. Very strong rounding and thickens mouthfeel heavily. Can demolish aroma in certain instances but this is avoided through choosing a tea whose major characteristics do not include aroma (such as Ripe Puerh, very old Sheng, aged oolong, or high roasted anything) or just seasoning it heavily and in time it will erase aroma less and less and eventually start to give back to the brews and create something really flavorful & Qi filled!
the_economist wrote:I don't think this is a tuition pot. Whatever clay this happens to be, my pair brews decent high roast shuixian. I wouldn't be worried.
wyardley wrote:the_economist wrote:I don't think this is a tuition pot. Whatever clay this happens to be, my pair brews decent high roast shuixian. I wouldn't be worried.
They look similar to a heixingtu pot I've got. However, I don't have enough experience to know if a) my pot is actually heixingtu, and b) if that's what this is.
ImmortaliTEA wrote:I truly believe these are real Hei Ni.