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Chao Zhou Teapot?

by Maitre_Tea » Jul 19th, '09, 02:50

Even though I'm already saving up money and looking for a chawan, there is still one other lurking teapot I'm looking for. I've been reading up on brewing DC, and the consensus seems to be thin-walled tea ware. I know that using a Chou Zhou kettle to boil the water is ideal, but what about the teapot? Specifically, where can I find a place to buy a teapot made from Chao Zhou clay.

I've found a few websites, but they seemed a little...sketchy. So I'm hoping that someone here has bought one of these things before.

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by Oni » Jul 19th, '09, 07:24

A thin walled zhu ni with large opening, fan gu or xu bian shape are good for DC, I haven`t seen one for sale yet.

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by yangshuoren » Jul 19th, '09, 16:32

I've got mine from Shenzhen.

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by edkrueger » Jul 19th, '09, 19:05

That is a nice one.

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by Salsero » Jul 19th, '09, 19:14

That's a beautiful pot, but somehow it seems a little too expensive to travel to Shenzhen to shop! The Chao Zhu pots seem to be in much shorter supply than the Yixing pots for some reason. Even Seven Cups points out that their pots are all Yixing and they don't carry any Chao Zhou pots.

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by Oni » Jul 20th, '09, 01:20

yangshuoren wrote:I've got mine from Shenzhen.

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The second teapot is marvelous, I really need one of those, to bad I haven`t seen one on the internet for sale.

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by Tead Off » Jul 20th, '09, 01:35

Salsero wrote:That's a beautiful pot, but somehow it seems a little too expensive to travel to Shenzhen to shop! The Chao Zhu pots seem to be in much shorter supply than the Yixing pots for some reason. Even Seven Cups points out that their pots are all Yixing and they don't carry any Chao Zhou pots.
Clay quality may be an issue. Even in Hong Kong shops, generally, you see very few Zhao Zhou teapots compared to Yixing. Zhuni clay does not come from Guangdong province.

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by Salsero » Jul 20th, '09, 02:15

Tead Off wrote: Zhuni clay does not come from Guangdong province.
So the Chao Zhou potters depend on the same clay sources as the Yixing potters?

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by Maitre_Tea » Jul 20th, '09, 02:33

Man, all this talk about how rare finding this stuff, even in Hong Kong (which is like right next to Chao Zhou!) is kinda depressing. I think when I buy a teapot for DC I might take a chance and buy it from Grand Tea, although I'm unsure of the source

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by yangshuoren » Jul 20th, '09, 03:56

Tead Off wrote: Clay quality may be an issue. Even in Hong Kong shops, generally, you see very few Zhao Zhou teapots compared to Yixing. Zhuni clay does not come from Guangdong province.

GONGFU CHA YU CHAOZHOU ZHUNIHU

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by yangshuoren » Jul 20th, '09, 04:03

Salsero wrote:That's a beautiful pot, but somehow it seems a little too expensive to travel to Shenzhen to shop!
It takes only 45 mins for me to Shen Zhen :P

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by Tead Off » Jul 20th, '09, 07:49

yangshouren, I cannot read Chinese characters so don't know what you posted.

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by yangshuoren » Jul 20th, '09, 10:03

Tead Off wrote:Zhuni clay does not come from Guangdong province.
Tead Off wrote:yangshouren, I cannot read Chinese characters so don't know what you posted.
Oh, I thought you are Chinese.
Nothing, just want to let you know that ChaoZhou Zhuni does exist.

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by Tead Off » Jul 20th, '09, 11:49

yangshuoren wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Zhuni clay does not come from Guangdong province.
Tead Off wrote:yangshouren, I cannot read Chinese characters so don't know what you posted.
Oh, I thought you are Chinese.
Nothing, just want to let you know that ChaoZhou Zhuni does exist.
I know that red clay exists in other areas, but, are you saying that the Zhao Zhou potters are using Yixing zhuni clay? There is a difference.

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by yangshuoren » Jul 20th, '09, 13:58

Tead Off wrote:I know that red clay exists in other areas, but, are you saying that the Zhao Zhou potters are using Yixing zhuni clay? There is a difference.
I'm not saying Chao Zhou clay using Yixing Zhuni :D

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