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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

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.

*edited... apologies.. just realized the typo.

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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

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by LadyFortuna » Dec 4th 18 8:19 am

Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.

I haven't "officially" used it yet since I just got it yesterday but I tested it tonight and here's what I have:

- Clay type: likely zhini? Low/Med/High fired? comparing it from my zhu ni (high fired) and other zhini (low fired) this appears to be somewhat in the middle. So medium fired?
- Size of pot in ml or oz. 400 ml with lid on
- What year/decade the pot was made. Was told it was from early to mid 19th century
- If the pot is thin-walled, medium, or thick-walled. Not sure...feels like medium to me
- How long is the pour? long pour on a single hole 20-22 seconds
- Where you acquired the pot. Eddie's Auction
- What type of tea you make with it. Since it is western-large, I will highly likely use some roasted green tea in it...I'm currently toying with Hojicha. Or anything not too expensive for daily tea brewing
- What qualities the pot has on tea. i.e. Why do you like to brew a certain tea in it, and what does it do for that tea? I haven't tried it yet because I would like to ask people's opinion on whether an enameled yixing is safe for "seasoning". I don't want anything happening to the enamel. Thoughts and advice would be well appreciated.

Thanks,

Cathy
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Zared » Dec 5th 18 5:26 am

LadyFortuna wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.

I haven't "officially" used it yet since I just got it yesterday but I tested it tonight and here's what I have:

- Clay type: likely zhini? Low/Med/High fired? comparing it from my zhu ni (high fired) and other zhini (low fired) this appears to be somewhat in the middle. So medium fired?
- Size of pot in ml or oz. 400 ml with lid on
- What year/decade the pot was made. Was told it was from early to mid 19th century
- If the pot is thin-walled, medium, or thick-walled. Not sure...feels like medium to me
- How long is the pour? long pour on a single hole 20-22 seconds
- Where you acquired the pot. Eddie's Auction
- What type of tea you make with it. Since it is western-large, I will highly likely use some roasted green tea in it...I'm currently toying with Hojicha. Or anything not too expensive for daily tea brewing
- What qualities the pot has on tea. i.e. Why do you like to brew a certain tea in it, and what does it do for that tea? I haven't tried it yet because I would like to ask people's opinion on whether an enameled yixing is safe for "seasoning". I don't want anything happening to the enamel. Thoughts and advice would be well appreciated.

Thanks,

Cathy
Imho it doesn’t look very old. More photos are needed though to make an accurate judgment.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by LadyFortuna » Dec 6th 18 6:35 pm

Zared wrote:
LadyFortuna wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.

I haven't "officially" used it yet since I just got it yesterday but I tested it tonight and here's what I have:

- Clay type: likely zhini? Low/Med/High fired? comparing it from my zhu ni (high fired) and other zhini (low fired) this appears to be somewhat in the middle. So medium fired?
- Size of pot in ml or oz. 400 ml with lid on
- What year/decade the pot was made. Was told it was from early to mid 19th century
- If the pot is thin-walled, medium, or thick-walled. Not sure...feels like medium to me
- How long is the pour? long pour on a single hole 20-22 seconds
- Where you acquired the pot. Eddie's Auction
- What type of tea you make with it. Since it is western-large, I will highly likely use some roasted green tea in it...I'm currently toying with Hojicha. Or anything not too expensive for daily tea brewing
- What qualities the pot has on tea. i.e. Why do you like to brew a certain tea in it, and what does it do for that tea? I haven't tried it yet because I would like to ask people's opinion on whether an enameled yixing is safe for "seasoning". I don't want anything happening to the enamel. Thoughts and advice would be well appreciated.

Thanks,

Cathy
Imho it doesn’t look very old. More photos are needed though to make an accurate judgment.
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