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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Feb 11th, '13, 22:39

Maitre_Tea wrote:Here's a close up of the clay. Sorry if the quality is bad...it's from my camera phone.


Nice patina. Good memories :)

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby the_economist » Feb 11th, '13, 22:40

Yeah it looks like the 'lighter clay' is really just the original clay colour whereas the 'darker clay' is dark due to patina?

Not entirely sure though. Either way, what a fantastic pot!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Maitre_Tea » Feb 11th, '13, 22:48

Yeah, I can't really tell either...and I think the lid less pot may actually be Hong Ni instead of Zi Sha...the patina is really heavy on that one too.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby MarshalN » Feb 12th, '13, 01:29

Definitely just patina.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby dim_aa » Feb 13th, '13, 21:37

Clay: Zini
Size: 140 ml
Age/Year: Modern- late 2000's.
Walls: Medium/Medium Thick
Pour: Strong, multiple hole, +/- 8 sec. No drips. Good lid fit.
Source: Flushing Chinatown, NY
Tea Pairing: haven't decided yet, may be High Fired Wuyi or TGY

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby needaTEAcher » Feb 14th, '13, 21:06

Very pretty, Dim!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby dim_aa » Feb 15th, '13, 16:13

needaTEAcher wrote:Very pretty, Dim!

Thanks needaTEAcher. :D I really like the shape and proportions of it.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » Feb 24th, '13, 12:17

This is a mass produced pot from ebay. But, I'm happy with it. $28 was very reasonable and it's so small. It much easier to use teas economically now that I have a little pot.

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Question: What kind of clay is this? I know it isn't "real" -- but what improvements would I see from getting a real pot? I looked at some handmade pots at a local store. The clay seemed more porous, there was something more "earthy" and less plastic about them that appealed to me.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » Feb 24th, '13, 12:18

Maitre_Tea wrote:Clay: Zisha or Zini...um, it's purple clay. Medium fired
Size: 80 - 100 ml?
Age/Year: 80s
Walls: Medium
Source: Grandfather
Tea Pairing: A lot of options for this one, I need to do some testing once I get back home.
Info: I found this in the attic, and the spout is incredibly messed up. Half of the spout is missing (length-wise). Is there any way to fix this? Somehow wrap some tin or silver or whatever around it? Suggestions?



What a a great old pot. I love things that have a story/history.

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Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Exempt » Feb 24th, '13, 16:07

futurebird wrote:This is a mass produced pot from ebay. But, I'm happy with it. $28 was very reasonable and it's so small. It much easter to use teas economically now that I have a little pot.

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Question: What kind of clay is this? I know it isn't "real" -- but what improvements would I see from getting a real pot? I looked at some handmade pots at a local store. The clay seemed more porous, there was something more "earthy" and less plastic about them that appealed to me.

When you say it's "so small" what size so you mean? Compare to that cup it looks pretty huge to me

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Poohblah » Feb 24th, '13, 16:39

Exempt wrote:When you say it's "so small" what size so you mean? Compare to that cup it looks pretty huge to me

and compared to the book and other cup. what's the size in mL?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » Feb 24th, '13, 17:24

It's 120ml the cup is not for drinking it's to check the color of the liquor. my drinking cup (the brown cup to the right, just off camera) is the same size as the pot.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Feb 24th, '13, 17:42

futurebird wrote:It's 120ml the cup is not for drinking it's to check the color of the liquor. my drinking cup (the brown cup to the right, just off camera) is the same size as the pot.


Interesting... The small cup is to check the color of the brew?
'Drink less, but brew the better...'

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » Feb 24th, '13, 19:58

TIM wrote:
futurebird wrote:It's 120ml the cup is not for drinking it's to check the color of the liquor. my drinking cup (the brown cup to the right, just off camera) is the same size as the pot.


Interesting... The small cup is to check the color of the brew?
'Drink less, but brew the better...'


Yes. The cup I like is not white and not transparent. So a small white cup is very handy. This is what my housemate would do when making me tea I thought it was nornal.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Poohblah » Feb 24th, '13, 21:02

futurebird wrote:It's 120ml the cup is not for drinking it's to check the color of the liquor. my drinking cup (the brown cup to the right, just off camera) is the same size as the pot.
Nice, it looks much bigger than that in the picture :D

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