Favourite Yixing teapot shape


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What is your favourite Yixing teapot shape?

De Zhong
1
2%
Duo Qiu
2
4%
Fang Gu
3
6%
Han Bian
0
No votes
Liu Fang
0
No votes
Li Xing
2
4%
Qing Quan
0
No votes
Rou Bian
0
No votes
Rong Tian
0
No votes
Shi Piao
1
2%
Shui Ping/Biao Zhun
23
48%
Tai Jian
1
2%
Tseng Lan
0
No votes
Wen Dan
1
2%
Xi Shi
14
29%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 48

Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby tingjunkie » Jan 6th, '13, 00:47

ImmortaliTEA wrote:If that's the same 75 ml pot I got then you are a lucky man TJ. I have since been looking for another one because the first one makes such good Yan Cha or any higher roasted oolong for that matter. Pour is very quick and efficient too like a Shi Piao. I listed mine somewhere here but if you say that one is 60 ml it might be different from mine but to me it looks identical. If its the same you will love it. It's certainly in my top 10 favorite pots of mine!


Where did you get yours?
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Jan 6th, '13, 11:01

tingjunkie wrote:
ImmortaliTEA wrote:If that's the same 75 ml pot I got then you are a lucky man TJ. I have since been looking for another one because the first one makes such good Yan Cha or any higher roasted oolong for that matter. Pour is very quick and efficient too like a Shi Piao. I listed mine somewhere here but if you say that one is 60 ml it might be different from mine but to me it looks identical. If its the same you will love it. It's certainly in my top 10 favorite pots of mine!


Where did you get yours?


From Daniel. I actually also own the other Ju Lun Zhu from there that Wyardley posted about on the last page as well but I like this little ones clay a little more. But after seeing the 100 ml Zi Sha in a similar shape that someone else said they got from Daniel, it just appears he can find some pretty good clay or pots. Then again about the pairing though, after remembering the way you guys brew high fire TGY, I would say this pot will not brighten the high notes like the little blue. I guess just something to keep in mind.
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby Hannah » Jan 6th, '13, 16:26

Hello, my name is Hannah and I'm a shui ping addict :lol:
Hoping to pick up a zen8tea one soon, looks like they'd be bang for your buck! And if not.. they're lovely to look at anyway :)

Only have 4 so far.. I should find a little display stand for the family!
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby bagua7 » Jan 6th, '13, 22:28

Hi again Hannah,

Yes they are, indeed. Which pot are you getting exactly?

Cheers,

Gerard. :)
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby Hannah » Jan 6th, '13, 22:35

Been eyeing off this one!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yixing-Zisha ... 5897f1778d

200ml is a lot for me though.. I rarely drink oolong with company (unfortunately) but it would be nice for the cheaper everyday oolongs instead of having to do multiple infusions in my little gaiwan (I've tried getting a larger gaiwan, too clumsy for me!)

I might email them and ask if they have anything smaller coming along at a later time.. 100-150ml would be enough :)
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby TIM » Jan 6th, '13, 22:52

Hannah wrote:Been eyeing off this one!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yixing-Zisha ... 5897f1778d

200ml is a lot for me though.. I rarely drink oolong with company (unfortunately) but it would be nice for the cheaper everyday oolongs instead of having to do multiple infusions in my little gaiwan (I've tried getting a larger gaiwan, too clumsy for me!)

I might email them and ask if they have anything smaller coming along at a later time.. 100-150ml would be enough :)


Ask for the inside pic of the pot also?
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby Hannah » Jan 6th, '13, 23:01

TIM wrote:Ask for the inside pic of the pot also?


Done!! :) I've also asked if they are getting any smaller pots in anytime soon between ~70-100ml
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Jan 7th, '13, 03:02

Hannah wrote:Hello, my name is Hannah and I'm a shui ping addict :lol:
Hoping to pick up a zen8tea one soon, looks like they'd be bang for your buck! And if not.. they're lovely to look at anyway :)

Only have 4 so far.. I should find a little display stand for the family!


Wow so funny I have to step right up next in line and say as well "Hello, my name is Nick and I am a shui ping addict as well" (all yixings but especially shui ping). 22 counted as of yet. Best yin/yang balance!
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby gasninja » Jan 8th, '13, 13:17

ImmortaliTEA wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:Hard to pick just one, so I won't. :lol: The classic Shui Ping is an obvious choice of course. I happen to be a sucker for a nicely proportioned Duo Qiu too.

For some reason I seem to be in the minority on this one, but I really love the old school export to Japan pots like these (no idea what the name of the shape is)...
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I just love the simple rustic country charm.


Funny thing happened today... I asked a friend and Yixing collector if he had any 100ml or less pots for sale lately. He emailed me a photo of this 60ml beauty. It's a modern piece made to look like an older Qing Dynasty pot, but to me it looks like a perfect blend of the two shapes I mentioned above- a Duo Qiu mated with an older Japan export! Needless to say I purchased it! :mrgreen: I'll post more photos when I get her. Like I said... simple rustic charm!

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If that's the same 75 ml pot I got then you are a lucky man TJ. I have since been looking for another one because the first one makes such good Yan Cha or any higher roasted oolong for that matter. Pour is very quick and efficient too like a Shi Piao. I listed mine somewhere here but if you say that one is 60 ml it might be different from mine but to me it looks identical. If its the same you will love it. It's certainly in my top 10 favorite pots of mine!

I had this pot from Daniel as well. I used mine for old sheng. I let go of it recently on teaswap. I have kinda regretted it ever since. I am guessing tingjunkie's is from a different source as the clay lookes slightly different. But I am going from pics of the pot already seasoned.
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Jan 8th, '13, 16:15

Oh wow I'm glad someone else can echo what I said about this being a great brewer. I only tried mine with puerh once because after I tasted the high roasted Yan Cha made from it I knew immediately that it was as good as dedicated. It's amazing because you would never expect such a porous and soft clay type pot to retain all of the aroma, while still rounding negatives and thickening mouthfeel drastically, which it achieves effortlessly. But besides all of that my favorite aspect of this pot is that for some reason it is able to extract more sweetness from a Yan Cha than pretty much any other way of brewing them. Definitely in my top 4 Yan Cha (medium-high roasted) pots!
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby bagua7 » Jan 8th, '13, 21:49

Hannah wrote:I've also asked if they are getting any smaller pots in anytime soon between ~70-100ml


Hopefully the owner, Melody, restocks the smaller zi ni Shui Pings (65mL) she used to carry. Very recommended little ones that I would like to purchase again.
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby Hannah » Jan 9th, '13, 03:15

Melody said she is in the process of looking for some smaller quality pots, fingers crossed!!

Also, for anyone interested, she has added pictures of the inside of the 200cc shui ping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yixing-Zisha-Ha ... 5897f1778d
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby bagua7 » Jan 9th, '13, 03:37

Cool! Fingers crossed here too. If that pot were 100mL I would buy one without thinking twice. Pity it is that big, lol. That's huge for a "new" zhu ni pot. :lol:
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby tst » May 5th, '13, 15:42

Rather than start an entirely new thread, I thought adding my question to this one would be more efficient.

Is there any difference between the shapes "fang gu" and "pan hu"? I've seen both names for very similar shaped pots. Furthermore, it seems these names apply to a wide range of similarly shaped pots ... see examples below (please note that I just searched and pulled these links off the net ... I can't vouch for the validity of the sellers claims and wouldn't be surprised if any of the shape names are inaccurate).

Examples of pots described as "fang gu":

http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... ang-gu.cfm

http://www.jkteashop.com/fang-gu-hand-m ... p-745.html

http://www.teatrekker.com/teawares/fang-gu-teapot

http://www.teatrekker.com/teawares/fang-gu-hu-teapot

http://www.jas-etea.com/ben-shan-green- ... pot-120ml/

Examples of pots described as "pan hu":

http://store.thechineseteashop.com/Yixi ... nd-002.htm

http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... pan-hu.cfm

http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot-ji ... -ph-yj-150

http://www.sampletea.com/product/1990s- ... -wu-cai-di

http://store.thechineseteashop.com/Yixi ... 0p-008.htm


Also, when I read "fang gu" and "fang gu hu", I assume these refer to the same shape, but can anyone provide a literal translation? What does the "hu" mean in the second name? I've also seen "pan hu" referred to as "san jiao" ... is this a correct substitute name? What is the translation of "san jiao"?

Thanks.
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Re: Favourite Yixing teapot shape

Postby tingjunkie » May 5th, '13, 17:31

With the exception of the very first pot from Jing, all the others described as fang gu look like the same shape (more or less) to me. Maybe just a typo on Jing's part?
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