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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Jul 10th, '13, 12:45

Sergey wrote:Price stated on the page by default is for cake or what? Because it looks like for 25 gram...


All prices stated on multiple product pages on Origin Tea are by default the price for the lowest quantity offered. In the case of puerh, this is 25g. If you click on any particular product and visit their individual pages, you'll be able to see the quantities available.

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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Jul 20th, '13, 20:03

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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby TokyoB » Jul 20th, '13, 21:05

SC,
What can you tell us about Factory 5? I know of the famous factory 1 of course and sometimes hear of pots from Factory 2 but it seems like many of the more recent pots are from Factory 5.
Thanks!
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Jul 21st, '13, 02:39

Factory 5 was established in 1987 and like Factory 3 and 4, not as well known as 1 and 2. What would you like to know about it?
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby TokyoB » Jul 21st, '13, 13:47

1. What is the relationship, if any, of Factory 5 to any other factory?
2. Where are the clays for Factory 5 sourced from?
3. Are there any particular characteristics for which pots from Factory 5 are know for?
4. Is it possible to tell if a pot is from Factory 5 by looking at it?
5. How is Factory 5 organized? Is is centrally coordinated or is it a group of artisans who are each free to do their own thing?
6. Is Factory 5 still in business today?

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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Jul 21st, '13, 14:34

TokyoB wrote:1. What is the relationship, if any, of Factory 5 to any other factory?
2. Where are the clays for Factory 5 sourced from?
3. Are there any particular characteristics for which pots from Factory 5 are know for?
4. Is it possible to tell if a pot is from Factory 5 by looking at it?
5. How is Factory 5 organized? Is is centrally coordinated or is it a group of artisans who are each free to do their own thing?
6. Is Factory 5 still in business today?

Thanks.


It's not possible to tell all that much about any pot by just looking at it. As for the rest, the little that I know about Factory 5 are mostly passed on/second hand, so I think you'll find a historian more helpful and accurate than I am.

Happy sipping! :mrgreen:
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby TIM » Jul 21st, '13, 22:50

In the late 70's and 80's, Factory 1 was the center point of excellent work. The two brothers Xu Hantang and Xu Xiutang moved to factory #2 in the mid 80's and Factory #2 was producing beautiful teapots. 3 and 4 were producing mass market items like flower pots and so, Factory #5 in the late 1990's teapots were good. The large pieces like tables and stools and dragon jars were made in the Chunware factory.
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby etorix » Jul 22nd, '13, 13:32

im not a great user of small pots, tho ive got a nice one in alleged old clay

i like the 200ml -ish size tho .. if u show any i could be tempted
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby TokyoB » Jul 22nd, '13, 18:42

Thanks TIM.
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Aug 10th, '13, 16:28

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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Sep 10th, '13, 10:55

For those who liked this tea: http://www.origintea.net/oolong/2006-high-fire-anxi-tgy

There is only about 340g of it left in existence....so just a heads-up. :wink:
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby SilentChaos » Sep 26th, '13, 06:00

As a somewhat late kick off to the Fall tea drinking season, Origin Tea is holding a Pot and Tea sale. All orders which include one (or more) teapot as well as one (or more) tea of any quantity will receive 15% off the entire order. Simply enter the coupon code PotNTea during checkout to take advantage of this offer. (valid until the 7th of October)

Happy sipping! :mrgreen:
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby etorix » Oct 3rd, '13, 10:32

you show a Late 90s Yixing Pot http://www.origintea.net/teaware/teapot ... ing-hei-ni

i have a virtually identical pot to this, bought from one of the 'antiques' sites

not the same markings tho, also mine has no lidstamp

on the bay, cost was 0.01 cents, no other bids so thats what i was charged

well, i paid shipping i guess

really really 'friendly' pot, feels great in the hand
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Re: SilentChaos - Origin Tea, Oolong & Puerh

Postby William » Oct 3rd, '13, 11:52

etorix wrote:you show a Late 90s Yixing Pot http://www.origintea.net/teaware/teapot ... ing-hei-ni

i have a virtually identical pot to this, bought from one of the 'antiques' sites

not the same markings tho, also mine has no lidstamp

on the bay, cost was 0.01 cents, no other bids so thats what i was charged

well, i paid shipping i guess

really really 'friendly' pot, feels great in the hand

Similarity can mean everything and nothing.
Have you tried to brew some water without leaves? Have you felt any difference?

This is just a test that I often try on new teapots.
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