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Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:23 pm

Without further delay, a few more pieces up for sale. Of the ten Origin Tea pots, I decided to hang on to two, five have sold, and two are currently pending. If not purchased, those pending will be posted no later than this Sunday evening. With that said, this is the last one left. Please note, this pot has never been used.

As with every purchase made, I will include a variety of OT samples. Asking for $151, which includes international 2 day shipping.

Late 80's Factory 1, DuanNi Xiao Mi Tao (Small peach/apricot) 70ml by Wang Xi Di
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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:24 pm

A few more shots...Can only post 3 pictures at a time.
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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:35 pm

To replace the Gisui I pulled in the previous thread, I'm putting this one up for sale. No need for two mogake kyusu by Gisui. I've used this pot perhaps a dozen times, maybe a few more. Not only is the crystallized mogake beautiful, the direct filter on this one in particular is great. It has a steady, forceful pour. Regardless, I would suggest this pot for asamushi. I've taken additional pictures in a previous post within the 'Ode to Kyusu' thread if interested.

Picked it up only in December from seller tokonamejp on ebay. Asking for $170, which includes 2-day international shipping. I will include shincha samples of O-Cha's Yutaka Midori, Sae Midori (running low), and Maiko's Kinari.

Tokoname Hand-made Mogake Rihi Teapot Kyusu by Gisui 220ml
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by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:36 pm

A few more pictures...
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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:45 pm

Last pot up for the time-being is an Iga Clay kyusu by Murata Yoshiki 180ml purchased from Hojo. This pot comes from the first batch that were initially going to be sold for 15,800 JPY, but due to an imperfect finishing, it was sold at a reduction of 13,800 JPY, which converts to $131. This teapot is extremely porous and literally 'sweats' water/tea out during the course of a session or with the increase in temperature brewed. However, this has dissipated in use over the dozen of so sessions I've used it. Supposedly the tea constituents work their way into the clay and prevent this from occurring to such a high degree over time.

The second batch of pots currently up are being offered at 19,500 JPY, or ~$183, likely due to better finishing. However, I am only looking to recoup costs spent, so am looking to sell at price purchased. Asking for $151, which includes 2 day international shipping. As with the other kyusu up for sale, 2016 shincha samples from both O-Cha and Maiko included. ~~SALE PENDING~~
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by Ferg » Jul 28th 16 9:46 pm

A few more angles...
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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by victoria3 » Jul 28th 16 11:08 pm

Nice teapots!


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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 29th 16 4:42 pm

Thanks Victoria! :) Another Origin pot back on the market, an ugly duckling. Prior to my purchase, this was a heavily used pot, as seen in the pictures below. However, the pot was reset before I received it and I wouldn't have been able to tell otherwise, apart from the heavy stains across the clay.

I used this pot one time recently to brew up some OT Late 90's, High-Fire Wuyi Shui Xian. I filled the pot 75% capacity for some Chaozhou style brewing and it had a very nice pour to it. I will be sure to include some of this tea along with other samples.

I inquired of kyarazen of this pot near the beginning of the year. He has kindly allowed me to quote his tea pairing recommendations of this pot:

"the first pot is a nice 80s style ju lun zhu and would do great for yancha, dancong, and gongfu cha brewing methods if it has a quick pour. it is a very good shape for strong/bitter teas, so young sheng is also suitable!"

Early 80s Yixing, Zisha JuLunZhu Shen Deng 80ml. Asking for $127, which includes 2-day international shipping. ~~SALE PENDING~~
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Re: Yixing & Additional Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 29th 16 4:43 pm

A couple more shots...take note of the flat bottom!
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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 31st 16 9:54 pm

Did I mention that I often change my mind? I hadn't yet seen a Hokujo in person, so temptation to open the package won out. This kyusu is very nice to behold. The clay is smooth to the touch and the orange flecks throughout are quite beautiful. While at 160-170ml in size, I was surprised at the lightness and smaller size compared to others I own. It has a nice, steady pour, albeit not forceful. The handle is a bit too small for my grip. As a result, I'm putting this one back up for sale.

Note, this is supposedly one of, if not the smallest kyusu Hokujo has made to date. It has a 19 direct hole filter. Many sold are in the 200-300ml range. So if you're looking a smaller kyusu, this may fit your needs.

In addition to the kindly gifted Dan Cong, I believe, from kyarazen, I will also include shincha samples. Asking what I paid as I only used once, so $121 which includes 2-day international shipping. ~~SOLD!~~
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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 31st 16 9:55 pm

Two more shots...
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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 31st 16 10:15 pm

Decided to list another nice one I don't want to give up yet. It's a back-handle Nosaka by Shimizu Ken at 150ml. I've used it approximately a dozen times, like most of my pots. As many of your know, this clay in particular is great. It accentuates the aftertaste of sencha compared to the Mumyoi, making for a smooth and long finish. It has a really nice shape to it and feels great to hold in the hand.

Asking for $125, which includes 2-day international shipping. Shincha samples included. ~~REMOVED, doesn't feel right selling as it keeps the Mumyoi company. Please snatch up the others before I change my mind again! :wink: ~~
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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by Ferg » Jul 31st 16 10:17 pm

Have to type a few words to post pictures apparently...
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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by victoria3 » Jul 31st 16 10:18 pm

Very tempting.....

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Re: Yixing & Kyusu for Sale

by beiosto » Aug 2nd 16 9:32 am

Very beautiful. Very tempting. Will you post more pots? I'd like to know before I make a choice.

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