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Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby Teaism » Jan 22nd, '13, 01:52

Just curious what is your fav or regular Yixing pot.

To start off, I prefer older pots esp. those from 70-90's. The clay is right and nice and the price is definatley more forgivable ( still cost lesser than a finger :shock:) One of my friend own more than 6000 of them and I of course keep him in close contact :D. Some would use the Ching and Ming pots more freely, but most of the time it is too preciuos to use for the fear of damaging it.

Attached is a pot of 80/90's. It is a "pien tern" i.e.flat lamp pot. It is one of 10 standard design pots and most sought after of the ten. This one has the maker chop too...so it is "the further sought after-of the sought after" pot... :)
I use this to brew old Wuyi but still wish there are improvement on the pot esp the flow speed. Alternatively, for this shape/pot it also a nice pot to brew very old shen Puer or Gong Ting Pu Er.

Hope to see some of your Yixing pot.
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Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby sergio » Jan 22nd, '13, 11:13

As a newbie , this is my first and only pot till now.
I brought it in a tea shop close to my office.
I don't know if it 's a genuine one but finally I don't mind
I improve my tea tasting and that is the only thing Important to me today.

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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby tingjunkie » Jan 22nd, '13, 20:29

Love the flat knob on your pot Teaism!

For me... Gotta be the 40ml Mou Lu Ni wonder. It's tiny, yet skillfully made, the clay is quite rare, and it brews a great round of high fire TGY. Not to mention the patina is a joy to watch develop over time. The below photo is pretty old, I should take another to show the progress.

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I also have a special affinity for any of the teapots which I've "discovered" on dusty antique store shelves, or "hidden" Chinatown shops. Even if they're not the greatest pots I own, they always make me feel like I found treasure.
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby Teaism » Jan 22nd, '13, 23:15

sergio wrote:As a newbie , this is my first and only pot till now.
I brought it in a tea shop close to my office.
I don't know if it 's a genuine one but finally I don't mind
I improve my tea tasting and that is the only thing Important to me today.

Hi Sergio,

Thanks for sharing. The pot looks good, probably a 90s pot. Glad you enjoy it.

Cheers my friend.
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby Teaism » Jan 22nd, '13, 23:19

tingjunkie wrote:Love the flat knob on your pot Teaism!

For me... Gotta be the 40ml Mou Lu Ni wonder. It's tiny, yet skillfully made, the clay is quite rare, and it brews a great round of high fire TGY. Not to mention the patina is a joy to watch develop over time. The below photo is pretty old, I should take another to show the progress.

I also have a special affinity for any of the teapots which I've "discovered" on dusty antique store shelves, or "hidden" Chinatown shops. Even if they're not the greatest pots I own, they always make me feel like I found treasure.


Hi tingjunkie,
Thanks for sharing. The pot looks great and aptly use for TKY. Love the nice patina. The clay is rather rare, only be seen around 80s/90s and then could hardly available after that. A rare gem. I have seen a Ching dynasty pot of this clay before.

Shui Ping pot is also very versatile for many types of tea.

Have a great day my friend.
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Enrollment my favorite teapot

Postby Mayencm » Jan 24th, '13, 12:41

This is my favorite teapot. My only regret is that it has a phrase that says I do not know. If someone translates it would make me happy.
I bought it in Dianhong Tea, has approximately 180 ml. and is made by Fan Huaping. I think Clay Qing Ni. What do you think? I am a novice.
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Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby sergio » Jan 24th, '13, 16:19

tingjunkie wrote:Love the flat knob on your pot Teaism!

For me... Gotta be the 40ml Mou Lu Ni wonder. It's tiny, yet skillfully made, the clay is quite rare, and it brews a great round of high fire TGY. Not to mention the patina is a joy to watch develop over time. The below photo is pretty old, I should take another to show the progress.

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I also have a special affinity for any of the teapots which I've "discovered" on dusty antique store shelves, or "hidden" Chinatown shops. Even if they're not the greatest pots I own, they always make me feel like I found treasure.


Wonderfull !! I'm envious....
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Re: Enrollment my favorite teapot

Postby bagua7 » Jan 24th, '13, 18:19

Mayencm wrote:I think Clay Qing Ni. What do you think?


Zi sha pot. Enjoy!
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Re: Enrollment my favorite teapot

Postby tst » Jan 24th, '13, 20:28

bagua7 wrote:
Mayencm wrote:I think Clay Qing Ni. What do you think?


Zi sha pot. Enjoy!


Zisha? Can you elaborate please?
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby edkrueger » Jan 24th, '13, 21:04

grog and zhuni is zisha
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Re: Enrollment my favorite teapot

Postby bagua7 » Jan 24th, '13, 21:53

tst wrote:Zisha? Can you elaborate please?


Sure. As in undefined clay (Yixing as a whole) due to the mixing of various clays in modern Yixing ceramics. Qing Shui Ni is pure clay and a lot lighter in colour than zi ni (a subcategory of zi sha).

Examples:

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Zi sha

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Qing Shui Ni (aged, very smooth patina)
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby tingjunkie » Jan 24th, '13, 22:31

Looks more like pin zi ni to me. But whatev. Nice pot!
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby bagua7 » Jan 25th, '13, 02:28

tingjunkie wrote:But whatev.


No need to lose temper. :twisted: You might be right and I am wrong. I am not a PhD student doing a thesis in "Post–Cultural Revolution Yixing Purple Sand Teapots." :lol: Just a humble student. :roll:

But definitively not QSN, which was the main thing...I suppose.
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Re: Favorite Yixing Pot(s)

Postby tingjunkie » Jan 25th, '13, 02:36

Not losing my temper. It's just that the clay naming and translation pitfall is far less important than whether the pot makes good tea or not. :wink:
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Re: Enrollment my favorite teapot

Postby Mayencm » Jan 25th, '13, 11:23

bagua7 wrote:
Mayencm wrote:I think Clay Qing Ni. What do you think?


Zi sha pot. Enjoy!


You may be right and have been cheated. However, it makes good tea. Step bond (a cheaper cost me).Before I took pictures with iphone and color went wrong.
http://es.aliexpress.com/item/Fan-HuanPing-Shi-Piao-Tian-Qing-Ni-Yixing-Zisha-Clay-Teapot-170ml/609844254.html
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