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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by dim_aa » Feb 26th 13 5:28 am

My latest acquisition.
Clay: Zini
Size: 120 ml
Age/Year: Modern- early 2000's.
Walls: Medium/Medium Thick
Pour: Multiple hole, 9 sec. No drips. Good lid fit.
Source: Flushing Chinatown, NY
Tea Pairing: haven't decided yet
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by dim_aa » Feb 26th 13 5:31 am

A few shots of the clay.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Feb 26th 13 6:07 am

Love that shape! I think you managed to not get ripped off at the Flushing Mall! If she brews well, I think you even got a decent deal. Congrats, that's a real accomplishment! :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by dim_aa » Feb 26th 13 6:29 am

Thanks Mike. I really appreciate your help in guiding me through :wink:
The deal even got better when I came to pick her up - ten more bucks off.
And I really like everything about this one. Love from the first sight. :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Feb 26th 13 4:55 pm

futurebird wrote:This is a mass produced pot from ebay. But, I'm happy with it. $28 was very reasonable and it's so small. It much easier to use teas economically now that I have a little pot.

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Question: What kind of clay is this? I know it isn't "real" -- but what improvements would I see from getting a real pot? I looked at some handmade pots at a local store. The clay seemed more porous, there was something more "earthy" and less plastic about them that appealed to me.
Unless you have some specific reason to suspect it is "not real", other than just the price you paid, why not assume it is real until shown otherwise? There are plenty of "real" zisha teapots out there in that price range. You have to make certain sacrifices (unless you stumbled across a great deal, which happens all the time), but you can find genuine clay, from the right areas (despite many people getting all up in arms about which actual mountain it came from). Just sayin.....might be "real", might not be, but invest it with love as if it were real!!!!!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by amaranto » Feb 28th 13 3:52 am

This just came in today.

Year: 1990s
Manufacturer: Zhong Guo Yixing--Mao Mei Zhen (potter), Yixing Factory 5 (sourced by Sample Tea)
Clay: High-fired dua ni
Shape: He Huan Hu--I guess "shape" is the word.
Capacity: 80 mL
Walls: Medium-thin
Pour time: Around 12 sec.
Spout: 7 holes
Pairing: I've tried a Gao Shan TGY and a green puer, both of which turned out well. This pot seems relatively versatile, and I'm currently seasoning it for medium- to dark-roasted oolongs. We'll see how it turns out.

Either way, it feels excellent in the hand, and I'm having a hard time finding any superficial flaws.

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Yixing side view by AndrewJAT, on Flickr

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Yixing bottom by AndrewJAT, on Flickr

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Yixing lid by AndrewJAT, on Flickr

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Abracadaver! » Mar 1st 13 7:57 pm

Here is a new arrival via Essence of Tea.

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photo by theterribleoldman, on Flickr

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...

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Mar 1st 13 8:16 pm

That's a beauty Jeremy!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by David R. » Mar 2nd 13 12:19 pm

Congrats ! These babies sold out fast. Please let us know about your final choice and general impressions.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by gasninja » Mar 2nd 13 2:56 pm

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

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photo by theterribleoldman, on Flickr

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 managed to snag one of these as well. I plan on using it for Liu an. But have not had a chance to test the pairing yet.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Mar 3rd 13 1:03 am

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

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photo by theterribleoldman, on Flickr

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 managed to snag one of these as well. I plan on using it for Liu an. But have not had a chance to test the pairing yet.
I am curious to hear about it when you start that pairing. Please share.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by dim_aa » Mar 3rd 13 4:27 am

Clay: Red (?)
Size: 100 ml
Age/Year: Modern- late 2000's.
Walls: Medium
Pour: Multiple hole, 8 sec. No drips. Good lid fit.
Source: Flushing Chinatown, NY
Tea Pairing: Wuyi Yancha
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by dim_aa » Mar 3rd 13 4:29 am

What kind of red clay is this?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Mar 3rd 13 5:15 am

Looks like modern hong ni with duan ni bits mixed in. The shape and size all point to a promising yancha pot. Let us know how it goes. :wink:

EDIT: On second glance, I think my red/green colorblindness is kicking in. Maybe more of a modern qingshui ni with duan ni bits?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Maitre_Tea » Mar 6th 13 5:15 am

Clay: Qing Shui Ni
Size: 100 ml
Age/Year: 1990s
Walls: Medium/Medium Thick
Pour: Single hole
Source: Taiwanese Antique Dealer
Tea Pairing: Aged Oolong

So interesting thing about this pot...it's same one as offered from The Chinese Tea Shop:

http://store.thechineseteashop.com/Old_ ... 0r-021.htm

Having felt it from a friend who bought it from Daniel Liu, I told him I really wanted to find a similarly shaped pot. When I saw the pot at the antique market I thought the shape, clay, feeling, and stamp were familiar. It wasn't until I got home and double checked with the web site to find that the pots share the same origin. Luckily, I paid much less than what it's going for on the website.
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