futurebird wrote:I wonder if the tea you drink has an impact, I'd think shu-puerh would get a patina very quickly -- but white tea would take ages.
I'm sure the type of tea makes a big difference. My other pots don't look quite so stained, but they're darker clay too so I don't think it shows up as well either. I'm expecting this pot's twin brother to show up tomorrow and he's going to be used for lighter oolongs, so I guess I'll find out soon enough.
That's awesome!!!! I love the yixing "workhorse" look!
I have one which is a little bit of a hybrid - one of my 40ml pots. I buff it, but it still has a super dark ring around the pot just under the lid. I can't seem to buff it out, but I don't mind it shows that it's loved and used a lot!