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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by VanFersen » Jan 9th 17 12:37 pm

By the way would you (I am mean all of you :wink: ) consider 60ml as to small for usage? Because I laid my eye on a certain teapot but this would be definitely the smallest one I've ever had. Normally I use 100-120 but never used 60ml. Does it make sense to buy such a small one?

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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by theredbaron » Jan 9th 17 1:40 pm

VanFersen wrote:By the way would you (I am mean all of you :wink: ) consider 60ml as to small for usage? Because I laid my eye on a certain teapot but this would be definitely the smallest one I've ever had. Normally I use 100-120 but never used 60ml. Does it make sense to buy such a small one?

It really depends. I have many Yixing pots of that size, and regularly use them when i drink alone. Especially for more costly teas a small pot saves considerable amount of money, and tea that may be at times difficult to get.

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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by jayinhk » Jan 9th 17 2:20 pm

I use 45 and even 30ml pots all the time! The small pots allow you to have a full gongfu session without getting too caffeinated, all by yourself. I swear the little pots make better tasting tea, too!

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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by VanFersen » Jan 9th 17 5:14 pm

If we are talking about dancong how much ratio in g would you use by using a 60 ml pot? I would say 3g or?

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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by theredbaron » Jan 9th 17 6:08 pm

VanFersen wrote:If we are talking about dancong how much ratio in g would you use by using a 60 ml pot? I would say 3g or?

I don't count in grams, and find this too rigid. Each tea is different, and i find an optimum for me for each tea i drink, and look at how much i fill the pot with. For example, with tightly rolled oolongs just fill the bottom, with Yancha, again, depending on tea, between half and 2/3 of the pot. Aged Pu Erh, depending on the tea, the size of the leaves, strength, tightness of the pressing, somewhere around 1//3 of the pot, at times less, at times more. With Dancong somewhat similar to Yancha, but i am not that experienced yet with Dancong.

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Re: Chao Zhou Teapot?

by jayinhk » Jan 9th 17 7:29 pm

My ratios are very close to Herr Redbaron's. I rarely exceed 1/2 a pot with Wuyicha though. With dancong, Wuyicha ratios are good, or you can go Chaozhou style and absolutely stuff your gaiwan/pot and go with flash infusions. Anytime I see someone from Chaozhou brew a really stuffed gaiwan, I comment on it and they laugh and say they like their tea strong!