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Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Oct 29th 17 4:25 pm

Hi there, I just purchased this at an estate sale. Does anyone have any info? Has a cute little ring charm on lid handle
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Re: Asian teapot info?

by Redswam » Oct 29th 17 8:20 pm

Looks pretty! Sorry, I'm pretty new to tea world, but I hope someone will answer you soon :)

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by 12Tea » Oct 29th 17 8:47 pm

lolodrew wrote: Hi there, I just purchased this at an estate sale. Does anyone have any info? Has a cute little ring charm on lid handle
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It's a Yixing clay teapot. "Yixing" refers to a city in China where this clay is originated from. You can read some info here about Yixing teapots: https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/yix ... tures.html

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by NanoCrazed » Oct 29th 17 11:56 pm

Whatever you do, don't wash the pot with soap. Just water, a soft toothbrush, and then boil in hot water for 30 - 60 mins. Suggest using a foldable steamer rack at bottoms to prevent the boiling water from knocking the pieces together... like one the pic below.

There are lots of recipes/ideas for seasoning a newly acquired pot. Look around and decided what fits for you...
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Re: Asian teapot info?

by jayinhk » Oct 30th 17 9:27 am

Do not use, fake pot

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by Redswam » Oct 30th 17 11:41 am

jayinhk wrote: Do not use, fake pot
How can you tell? I'm interested to know

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by Zared » Oct 30th 17 3:00 pm

jayinhk wrote: Do not use, fake pot
Going by the clay and style of bottom mark I'd say it looks possible R.O.C. period. Photos aren't high resolution enough to tell for sure though. Something about the holes on filter basket seem a bit off to me but than again I'm not entirely sure if that hole configuration was used during that period. They look a little too nicely done compared to other antique pots I've seen.

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Oct 30th 17 3:16 pm

Redswam wrote: Looks pretty! Sorry, I'm pretty new to tea world, but I hope someone will answer you soon :)

Thank you!

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Oct 30th 17 3:16 pm

12Tea wrote:
lolodrew wrote: Hi there, I just purchased this at an estate sale. Does anyone have any info? Has a cute little ring charm on lid handle
tea1.jpgtea6.jpgtea4.jpg
It's a Yixing clay teapot. "Yixing" refers to a city in China where this clay is originated from. You can read some info here about Yixing teapots: https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/yix ... tures.html
Thank you for the info :)

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Oct 30th 17 3:18 pm

Zared wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Do not use, fake pot
Going by the clay and style of bottom mark I'd say it looks possible R.O.C. period. Photos aren't high resolution enough to tell for sure though. Something about the holes on filter basket seem a bit off to me but than again I'm not entirely sure if that hole configuration was used during that period. They look a little too nicely done compared to other antique pots I've seen.
Thanks for the info. Do you what the little ring charm is for?

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by jayinhk » Nov 3rd 17 6:04 pm

Put boiling water through it and let us know what it smells like! :)

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Nov 6th 17 4:32 pm

jayinhk wrote: Put boiling water through it and let us know what it smells like! :)
Hey there! It smells like minerals (dirt) I think ?

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Nov 6th 17 7:06 pm

lolodrew wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Put boiling water through it and let us know what it smells like! :)
Hey there! It smells like minerals (dirt) I think ?

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by jayinhk » Nov 7th 17 11:21 am

lolodrew wrote:
lolodrew wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Put boiling water through it and let us know what it smells like! :)
Hey there! It smells like minerals (dirt) I think ?
Sounds good to me!

If you haven't already, don't boil the pot. I suggest scrubbing it inside and out with bleach, and then making tea with it a few times.

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Re: Asian teapot info?

by lolodrew » Nov 7th 17 11:22 pm

jayinhk wrote:
lolodrew wrote:
lolodrew wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Put boiling water through it and let us know what it smells like! :)
Hey there! It smells like minerals (dirt) I think ?
Sounds good to me!

If you haven't already, don't boil the pot. I suggest scrubbing it inside and out with bleach, and then making tea with it a few times.
Thank you Jayinhk for all of the info!