I am sure there are a lot yixing teapots collectors here. Some are tea drinkers who collect few teapots and some who are teapot collectors who drink few tea. And there are thousands in between.
A yixing teapot, if used regualrly, will absorbed all the tea and all the memories and reflect them in nice patina. They are like an old friend of the past who served and went through your tea experience, and touch your heart.
If you have a yixing teapot like that, please share it.
I will start off with an old yixing pot who was with me when I was a younger. In those days, tea brewing was casual and a pot is just a tool. But now, I find the patina enchanting as it really reflect the old time, spontenuously stained, naturally seasoned and speckle with real stain of tea and water and also the habit of pouring the tea.
Now I am more discerning when comes to patina. The patina is controlled to give consistent good patina throughout the pot, but still it lack the soul and spirit.
Here is it, a start for an old pot:
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