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Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by DailyTX » Jul 4th 19 12:03 am

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I posted anything. I have been toying with this mystery pot which I like the shape. The pot initially came with an earthy smell, and the engraving was beige-white color. I boiled the pot for 2 times each time for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and then submerged the pot in a pot of shu pu erh tea, so the engraving turned into a tea color. The earthy smell has went away since I treated the pot; however, what I am trying to solve was when I brew hot water, the initial taste of the water feels like a minor note of spice on my tongue that feels like a tingling but my throat did not notice anything. I wonder if any knowledgeable Yixing Zisha folks know if the pot needs further cleaning or the pot contains chemical? Also this pot has an interesting stamp on the bottom if anyone know more info about it. I appreciate any feedback!
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Re: Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by DailyTX » Jul 4th 19 12:05 am

Here is a photo of the inside of the pot.
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Re: Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by Teasenz » Jul 4th 19 10:00 am

If you've boiled it for that long and soaked it in tea as well, the teapot should be good enough to use, unless really bad clay was used.

The characters inside the lid says 'new sister' I think. On the right side of the bottom it says from top to down 'yixing zisha', I'm not sure about the left 4 characters.

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Re: Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by TEAMOOD » Jul 11th 19 2:20 pm

From the right side (from up to down)on the bottom it says 'yixing zisha Art No.1 Factory'.

If you feel strange about the boiled water from it, just return it.

Advice from a local folk in town centre of zisha origin.

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Re: Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by DailyTX » Jul 13th 19 3:30 am

TEAMOOD wrote: From the right side (from up to down)on the bottom it says 'yixing zisha Art No.1 Factory'.

If you feel strange about the boiled water from it, just return it.

Advice from a local folk in town centre of zisha origin.
@TEAMOOD
Thank you for your input. Since you are from the origin of zisha, any idea if this could be a chemical pot? I think I have exhausted every method I learned to clean it, it still has that tingling sensation when I drank hot water or tea from that pot.

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Re: Would any knowledgeable Yixing lover help me out with this pot : )

by TEAMOOD » Jul 13th 19 10:33 am

DailyTX wrote:
TEAMOOD wrote: From the right side (from up to down)on the bottom it says 'yixing zisha Art No.1 Factory'.

If you feel strange about the boiled water from it, just return it.

Advice from a local folk in town centre of zisha origin.
@TEAMOOD
Thank you for your input. Since you are from the origin of zisha, any idea if this could be a chemical pot? I think I have exhausted every method I learned to clean it, it still has that tingling sensation when I drank hot water or tea from that pot.
Hi Daily TX,
From picture, the clay texitle seems normal but we can't be sure if the clay mixer added some ingrdient strange just by a picture. If the scent won't go away after repeatedly clean, just put in on shelve for visual enjoyment. From someone directly from the local circle of workshops and trustworthy to buy new ones is a better idea. a considerable market share of zisha supply is nowadays being done by non-local business man, they bring in good contribution(low labor costs making teapots affordable to more people and some other art decoration techniques) but also there is some negative results done on this business development(e.g.on raw material level).

It is quite a pity that by my notice, there is very few windows of zisha sales being managed by Yixing locals. most of products are selected and presented by outside traders or tea sellers driven by commercial purpose and profit margin only(not caring at all if their posted brochure or item description are showing people the real image of zisha), thus the real amaze and real good and affordable zisha can't be presented to the people outside China. Maybe all those was because the locals were not interested in overseas market(compared to their current market's demand scale and price level) or not good at serving overseas end users. I'm thinking about extending toward this direction from my current industrial business.