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kyarazen: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by kyarazen » Jul 9th, '14, 03:31

currently had taken an interest in ultra flat yixing pots. wouldnt mind old shan-tou material as well. no particular preference for clay type as long as you have a picture of it to decide. any factory 1-5/or outside factory, any maker is fine as well.

at the moment have a couple of pieces but still actively sourcing for reasonably priced pieces in the region/taiwan.

so if you guys have any that you don't like, find it too small/too flat, do drop me a message. trades are also welcome :D

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by Tead Off » Jul 9th, '14, 10:57

Maybe you can post a photo of the type you are looking for to narrow it down.

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by Drax » Jul 9th, '14, 12:22

Do you mean flat like this one here?

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by kyarazen » Jul 9th, '14, 12:58

hmm.. in the likes of

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anything flatter is even better, ridiculously flat is the best. i'm currently investigating the effects on the height of the "cha-dan"/tea gall on gongfu cha brewing.

tall pots are abundant and easy to come by, flat ones were nowhere mainstream

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by kyarazen » Jul 9th, '14, 12:59

Drax wrote:Do you mean flat like this one here?
yeap this's decent (although a little little bit pricey). have emailed him on it but no reply yet.

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by debunix » Jul 9th, '14, 16:58

I've never seen a yixing this flat, but this one and some similar predecessors have long tempted me for taking flatness to the ultimate....

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by Tead Off » Jul 9th, '14, 22:33

debunix wrote:I've never seen a yixing this flat, but this one and some similar predecessors have long tempted me for taking flatness to the ultimate....
That could take the prize for flatness. :lol:

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by kyarazen » Jul 10th, '14, 00:46

debunix wrote:I've never seen a yixing this flat, but this one and some similar predecessors have long tempted me for taking flatness to the ultimate....
there are! :P but just that they dont surface that often.

could have bought a few shibirodashi types of pots but still going for yixing due to the tapering of the sides and top/bottom symmetry which is integral for "locking" in the position of the tea clump

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Re: kyarazen: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by PurplePotato » Jul 10th, '14, 01:35

This one's pretty flat, but it's kind of expensive and big: http://www.teavivre.com/da-shui-bian-yixing-teapot/

Maybe some of the teaware artisans would be able to make some for you by request?

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Re: kyarazen: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by kyarazen » Jul 10th, '14, 02:19

PurplePotato wrote:This one's pretty flat, but it's kind of expensive and big: http://www.teavivre.com/da-shui-bian-yixing-teapot/

Maybe some of the teaware artisans would be able to make some for you by request?
thanks! too big though.. imagine the.. amount of leaves needed for gongfu cha! :D

price is not too unreasonable for the size/material (although looks raw)

have sent a pm to a couple of potters already. :D

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Re: kyarazen: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by BioHorn » Jul 10th, '14, 21:09

http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot-di ... bian-180ml

I also think they are nice. Maybe good for old puerh?

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by kyarazen » Jul 10th, '14, 21:30

bonescwa wrote:http://www.teatrekker.com/tokoname-x-flat-teapot

It's tokoname though...
nice! but still "cylindrical" :P
BioHorn wrote:http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot-di ... bian-180ml

I also think they are nice. Maybe good for old puerh?
this's good but a little too big :D would be good for sheng
i find that old pu's better in other materials and a taller shape

thanks guys :D tea chatters are so resourceful ;)

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Re: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by Drax » Jul 11th, '14, 14:03

kyarazen wrote:
Drax wrote:Do you mean flat like this one here?
yeap this's decent (although a little little bit pricey). have emailed him on it but no reply yet.
I think he's away until the 14th, so it might be a couple more days.

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Re: kyarazen: WTB - Ultra Flat Pots

by Ljung93 » Jul 11th, '14, 15:48

There is a really nice Bian Deng here at Tea Habitat:

http://www.teahabitat.com/store/index.p ... cts_id=526

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