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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Fabien » Jun 19th, '13, 10:43

Japan? Next year?
Maybe... 8)
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby steanze » Jun 20th, '13, 10:49

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Clay: sanded Xiao Mei Yao Zhu Ni
Size: 115ml
Pour: 7 seconds
Age: 2000 - modern
Tea pairing: aged wuyi yancha

For some reason I like the look of sanded pots for aged tea...

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Fabien » Jun 21st, '13, 03:58

Math wrote:Great pots Fabien! Love the san jiao li xing.

*edit*
it is really a si ting rather than li xing one right?


Well, I think it probably could be described as a si ting shaped li xing :)
Si ting is one particular shape of a wider category of pear-shaped pots (wide bottom, "nipped-waist" neck). Some older Qind dynasty ones bare carved si ting caracters under the handle or on the lid's rim rather than under the pot.
My 2 cents :)
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Lionel » Jun 22nd, '13, 12:30

2 zini from EoT
- left 85 ml zini by Chen Ju Fang
- right 85 ml zini by an apprentice of the same studio...
Both used for pu er.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tst » Jun 22nd, '13, 15:33

Lionel,

I own the same two pots! I'm curious to know how you think the two pots compare? What type of puerh do you use with each pot?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby solitude » Jun 23rd, '13, 11:29

So, here comes one of my pots.
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Clay: Zini
Size: 150ml
Age: modern
walls: thick
Tea pairing: Red/black tea
description: I am using this pot for about 2 years and it is seasoned quite well now. At the beginning it steal some of the flavor but now it enhances it nicely. It is important to not use boiling water for the more delicate red teas since the thick walls would "cook" them.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Lionel » Jun 23rd, '13, 12:34

tst asked :
"Lionel,
I own the same two pots! I'm curious to know how you think the two pots compare? What type of puerh do you use with each pot?"

Nice to read that tst !
I am not a specialist to tell which clay fits the best for one special kind of tea...I have been using the shui ping for 6 months and the Chen Ju Fang for only 4 months...First I noticed that they both steal a lot of the flavour (as solitude says in the previous post), but now it is less the case.
I use the Chen Ju Fang for very young shengs (0-3 years), which are the pu er I prefer. I use the shui ping also for very young shengs, but also for older ones (5-25 years).
I can hardly find a real difference between those 2 pots...at least for the moment.
They are complementary in shape, colour, texture...
I first feared the zini clay didn't fit young shengs in which I look for strenght, bitterness, astringency, but zhuni clay would be better adapted...But my short experience tells me it is not the fact...
I think the Chen Ju Fang is the best yixing teapot I ever bought (I bought about 20 of them...and sold some of these since...). It is a real pleasure to use...

What teas do you brew in your 2 zini ? Do you have pictures ? Have you seen the last Chen Ju Fang that Nada added ? (Tian Qing Ni clay...) just wonderful !!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tst » Jun 26th, '13, 04:18

Hi Lionel,

I've had the 85 ml shui ping for about a year or so now and originally chose to pair it with very young sheng aged 0-3 years. I've been happy with the pairing and plan to continue as is. The pot seems medium fired to me and has a noticeable effect on the tea.

I've only had the CJF pot for about a month so far, but have chosen to pair it with slightly older sheng aged 4-15 years. I feel this pot is quite different than the shui ping. The clay is less fine and has a beautiful and unique appearance. It also see s slightly lower-fired than the shui ping, and has a much more noticeable effect on the tea (though I've only used it a couple times so far and I expect it to have less effect over time). I feel there are major differences between the two pots.

I'll post some photos soon ... hopefully along with a new acquisition I plan on trying to pair with very old aged sheng :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Lionel » Jun 26th, '13, 04:42

"hopefully along with a new acquisition I plan on trying to pair with very old aged sheng :D"

one of those ?
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/105ml-tian-qing-ni-fanggu-yixing-teapot-by-chen-ju-fang.html
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tst » Jun 27th, '13, 00:44

No, although those pots do look interesting. Wish they were a little smaller though.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby gasninja » Jun 27th, '13, 09:21

tst wrote:No, although those pots do look interesting. Wish they were a little smaller though.

I think they are the right size. If they where smaller I my self control would have lost the battle and I would have bought one .
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tst » Jun 29th, '13, 15:57

Haha, I get your drift gas :lol: I suppose I agree completely.

My new acquisition arrived safely yesterday and I managed to take some shots of my completed trio that I plan on using for shengpu.

Right to left... Modern Wuxing Fang Studio Apprentice-made Shui Ping (85cc, aged zini clay), Modern Chen Ju Fang HuangLongShan Clay pot (85cc, purported to be 40-50 year-old clay), and ROC Period Pear-skin zhu ni pot (80cc)

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#1 ... Modern Wuxing Fang Studio Apprentice Shui Ping (paired with young sheng, aged 0-3 yrs)

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(link to detailed image of clay ... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj86 ... 28963a.jpg)

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#2 ... Modern Chen Ju Fang HuangLongShan Clay pot (paired with 3-15 year aged sheng)

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(link to detailed image of clay ... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj86 ... f1ebdb.jpg)

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#3 ... ROC Period Pear-skin zhu ni pot (to be paired with +15 year aged sheng)

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(link to detailed image of clay ... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj86 ... bcb9db.jpg)

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Still need to try the zhu ni with some older sheng, but I don't see why it shouldn't pair well. With my set complete, I don't see myself purchasing any more yixing pots (I know, yeah right :lol: ).
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Jun 29th, '13, 22:50

Nice pots tst. What's up with the concentric circles on the Chen Ju Fang pot?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby the_economist » Jun 30th, '13, 00:27

^+1. great sizes, nice clay, and i like the pairings.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tst » Jun 30th, '13, 03:36

Thank you both.

Good question on the concentric circles. To be honest I'm not sure, but I'm curious to know others' ideas on the matter.
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