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by the_economist » Mar 6th 13 6:07 am

nice job maitre!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by thomas » Mar 9th 13 5:51 pm

Abracadaver! wrote:Here is a new arrival via Essence of Tea.

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This 85ml beauty by Chen Ju Fang is made from aged Huang Long Shan clay. I've not had any direct experience with this clay before, but it's beautiful in the hand and makes excellent tea. I had originally planned to pair this with Yancha, but Nada says it's especially well suited for roasted oolong and puerh. I'm testing it now and will let the teapot decide.

I had sworn off buying any Yixing teapots that I didn't have the chance to examine in person, but I had to make an exception for this one, and I'm so glad I did...

I also bought this pot. I decided to pair it with aged oolong because the shape doesn't fit with yancha.

So far I got good result with aged baozhong and donding.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Lionel » Mar 11th 13 10:06 am

I also bought one of those Chen Ju Fang teapot, #02 - 10...
I make it work now with sheng pu er...
I feel it is very porous, it "drinks" part of the tea, and there is a permanent smell in it, apple, pear, leather...

Like it a lot :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by futurebird » Mar 11th 13 11:26 pm

The $6.50 "beautiful fake" is becoming my favorite pot. I use it for any tea that I don't want to risk wasting. It's getting quite a workout every single day!

I like to think it's like the little engine that could:

"I think I can. I think I can!"

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It's more "terra cotta" than yixing though! :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Mar 11th 13 11:29 pm

Hard to tell due to the quality of the photo, but I'm going out on a limb to say that's probably the best $6.50 teapot I've ever seen. :wink:

Time to take of the "training wheels" cord. :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Tead Off » Mar 12th 13 3:19 am

tingjunkie wrote:Hard to tell due to the quality of the photo, but I'm going out on a limb to say that's probably the best $6.50 teapot I've ever seen. :wink:

Time to take of the "training wheels" cord. :lol:
Took me 20 years to take mine off. :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Mar 12th 13 4:12 am

Tead Off wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:Hard to tell due to the quality of the photo, but I'm going out on a limb to say that's probably the best $6.50 teapot I've ever seen. :wink:

Time to take of the "training wheels" cord. :lol:
Took me 20 years to take mine off. :D
Everything in its season. :wink:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by AdamMY » Mar 12th 13 4:56 pm

A little teapot made its way to me from a vendor who started out as a member here on teachat. This late 90s zini shui ping (90ml) is from Origin tea. I need to test it out, but I hope to use it for Aged Sheng Puerh.

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90ml Zini Shui Ping (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


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90ml Zini Shui Ping Spout by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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90ml Zini Shui Ping by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

Not a very sandy pot but clay still looks very nice. I should mention it looks more purple in person. In person its an almost maroon color.

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Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by debunix » Mar 12th 13 5:05 pm

Sleek

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Muadeeb » Mar 12th 13 5:46 pm

futurebird wrote:The $6.50 "beautiful fake" is becoming my favorite pot. I use it for any tea that I don't want to risk wasting. It's getting quite a workout every single day!

I like to think it's like the little engine that could:

"I think I can. I think I can!"

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It's more "terra cotta" than yixing though! :lol:
I think I have the same one, minus the cord. I checked the vendor on eBay last night, and he has them available in sizes from 50ml to 250ml. In fact, a 6 pot combo is $40!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by the_economist » Mar 12th 13 6:16 pm

futurebird wrote:The $6.50 "beautiful fake" is becoming my favorite pot. I use it for any tea that I don't want to risk wasting. It's getting quite a workout every single day!
It's not a 'fake pot'. It's probably yixing clay, just definitely not factory #1 clay. It's good you're enjoying it, I think you got yourself a decent everyday pot.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by yalokinh » Mar 12th 13 7:36 pm

how is the workmanship on those?
looks good from here, but you never know.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by futurebird » Mar 12th 13 8:33 pm

The inside of the pot is much rougher than the outside and it was clearly spun on a wheel. That's the only down side IMHO.

I call it a "fake" because they seller says it's "factory 1"

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Mar 12th 13 9:29 pm

AdamMY wrote:A little teapot made its way to me from a vendor who started out as a member here on teachat.
Looks like a nice pot. Which member?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by AdamMY » Mar 12th 13 9:40 pm

tingjunkie wrote:
AdamMY wrote:A little teapot made its way to me from a vendor who started out as a member here on teachat.
Looks like a nice pot. Which member?
SilentChaos who now runs Origin Tea. He has a post under Tea Merchant http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=18252