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by Zared » Aug 14th 18 3:05 pm

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Nice papaya pots! What era are they from?

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by OCTO » Aug 14th 18 3:06 pm

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Nice papaya pots! What era are they from?
They are from the 50s - 70s period.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Zared » Aug 14th 18 5:34 pm

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Nice papaya pots! What era are they from?
They are from the 50s - 60s period.


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We don't often see this shape here so you should post some more pics of them. They look nicely done for sure.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Aug 14th 18 6:32 pm

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Nice! What is the volume?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by francisfaustino » Aug 15th 18 2:44 am

Here are two pots I got from Yunnan Sourcing about ten days ago. Been using both of them for yancha.
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by OCTO » Aug 15th 18 1:38 pm

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Nice! What is the volume?
It’s 350cc... ZhuNi.

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by OCTO » Aug 15th 18 1:40 pm

Zared wrote:
OCTO wrote:
Zared wrote:
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Nice papaya pots! What era are they from?
They are from the 50s - 60s period.


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We don't often see this shape here so you should post some more pics of them. They look nicely done for sure.

Here you go....

These two are from the 50s - 60s period.

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This one is from the 70s

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by francisfaustino » Aug 17th 18 6:55 am

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Clay: Qing Shui Ni
Size: Exactly 100 ml with the lid on
Age/Year: New
Walls: Thick but I'm not sure
Pour: About 10 seconds
Source: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea Pairing: Yancha (DHP, Rou Gui, etc.)
Info: I used this continuously for a bit over a week when I got it. It now has a very distinct smell inside that my wife describes as "shea butter".
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by teapotluck » Aug 17th 18 7:17 pm

Zared wrote:
teapotluck wrote: I'm a newbie, but as my User ID implies, I have good luck finding tea pots at antique stores for very little $$.

I'd recommend not using those pots. The metal one is meant for decorative purposes only and likely made unsafe materials. The clay ones look like slip cast chemical pots to me. The porcelain pot is likely fine for tea.
Zared, a quick search of this website reveals many conversations about slip cast. They aren't worth a lot of $, but they can work well for tea, and are unlikely to be unsafe. Since I paid 5$ for the pots that look slipcast, I think I will be OK. They both dribble when they have tea in them, so I'm going to look into what to do about that.

The light blue clay may have been created by use of a blue mineral mixed into white clay. Anyway, the main point of this thread seems to be how to use your pots well, and the two slip cast pots seems to do best with green tea. The rooster pot so far seems to treat pu er the best.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Zared » Aug 18th 18 1:23 am

teapotluck wrote:
Zared wrote:
teapotluck wrote: I'm a newbie, but as my User ID implies, I have good luck finding tea pots at antique stores for very little $$.

I'd recommend not using those pots. The metal one is meant for decorative purposes only and likely made unsafe materials. The clay ones look like slip cast chemical pots to me. The porcelain pot is likely fine for tea.
Zared, a quick search of this website reveals many conversations about slip cast. They aren't worth a lot of $, but they can work well for tea, and are unlikely to be unsafe. Since I paid 5$ for the pots that look slipcast, I think I will be OK. They both dribble when they have tea in them, so I'm going to look into what to do about that.

The light blue clay may have been created by use of a blue mineral mixed into white clay. Anyway, the main point of this thread seems to be how to use your pots well, and the two slip cast pots seems to do best with green tea. The rooster pot so far seems to treat pu er the best.
Feel free to read this post that was started by a well respected Taiwanese yixing expert.
https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=223