Yixing pots for Pu

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Postby eanglin » Oct 11th, '08, 21:44

I haven't got it wet yet!
Just finished putting my son to bed, and sending my husband off to work- I may play around with it a bit and start it seasoning in a little while.

What is a pixiu? That's a term/ mythological beastie I haven't heard before.

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Postby tsusentei » Oct 11th, '08, 21:48


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Postby t4texas » Oct 11th, '08, 21:56

Very nice pot, eanglin! From what you describe, I am sure it was hand-made using molds. How are you seasoning it?

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Postby eanglin » Oct 11th, '08, 22:12

Boil it for an hour or so in plain water. (Setting on a cotton washcloth to avoid clinking!)
Then allow to cool, change water, reboil, remove from heat, add tea, cover and let sit overnight.

Thanks for the info on The Beastie Tsutsentei - hes a pretty charming little critter in person.

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Postby Salsero » Oct 11th, '08, 22:51

tsusentei wrote: Pixiu
Such a cute sounding name for such an awesome protector!

Kudos on the great pot, Eanglin. My level of respect for Chinese Teapot Gallery has increased immeasurably in the last month of posts about it!

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Postby chamekke » Oct 12th, '08, 00:23

eanglin wrote:What is a pixiu? That's a term/ mythological beastie I haven't heard before.


Sounds suspiciously like this little guy...

(Heh, sorry. Wikipedia describes a pixiu here.)

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 12th, '08, 00:30

chamekke wrote:
eanglin wrote:What is a pixiu? That's a term/ mythological beastie I haven't heard before.


Sounds suspiciously like this little guy...


Seeing how huge of a thing pokemon were at the time, I'm a bit surprised to not see anything pokemon themed when it comes to tea. :P

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Postby chamekke » Oct 12th, '08, 00:56

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Seeing how huge of a thing pokemon were at the time, I'm a bit surprised to not see anything pokemon themed when it comes to tea. :P


Weird, isn't it.

And yet there's an entire series called Tenorikuma, about coffee-making bears (amazingly, not called bearistas).

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