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White shiny ring inside new yixing pot

by Vogi » Sep 7th 20 5:52 pm

Is it something to worry about? https://imgur.com/a/kcXhDWX

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Re: White shiny ring inside new yixing pot

by Vogi » Sep 8th 20 5:00 pm

Vogi wrote: Is it something to worry about? https://imgur.com/a/kcXhDWX
Another photo. I tried to clean it, some of it come off, but it's still there. I think it's something from water but I have no way to check it in any way

https://imgur.com/a/uELyxu3

Sep 11th 20 1:39 pm
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Re: White shiny ring inside new yixing pot

by alejandro2high » Sep 11th 20 1:39 pm

Where do you get it from? It definitely looks like it could be deposits from a high mineral water. Try cleaning it with boiling water some more. If the pot itself is from a trusted source, clay wise, I wouldn't worry about using it. Maybe let some brewed tea, no leaves, in the pot to see if it soaks anything up.

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Re: White shiny ring inside new yixing pot

by Vogi » Sep 11th 20 2:21 pm

alejandro2high wrote: Where do you get it from? It definitely looks like it could be deposits from a high mineral water. Try cleaning it with boiling water some more. If the pot itself is from a trusted source, clay wise, I wouldn't worry about using it. Maybe let some brewed tea, no leaves, in the pot to see if it soaks anything up.
I've got it from one of previously mentioned here vendors - https://www.ebay.ie/usr/lukevecent. Tbh it's really hard to clean due to size of teapot (120ml) but boiling water helps removing that. Maybe with more usage i will get rid of all this. It doesn't affect my tea in any way so I don't think it's something harmful, but it's my first yixing and im just new to this world, so :D

It's this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/authentic-Chin ... SwQ45cZsgl

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Re: White shiny ring inside new yixing pot

by bagua7 » Sep 24th 20 4:55 am

Nothing to worry about. I'll have that stuff sitting under the lid's knob of several of my pots. It's caused by the tap water mineral deposits and chlorine. From time to time I scrub it off with a toothbrush, a bit of bleach and water.