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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by brandon » Aug 11th, '12, 13:45

Hey Tom, it is the same material throughout, the much talked about factory 1 blue. I use it for drinking high fire SX or TGY by myself.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by TIM » Aug 13th, '12, 13:00

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3 Heini Peggies.
All around 110 ml. Black modern clay? Black Blue? Black Purple?
I am kind of color blind just looking at them. Chemical Composition:
Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

One is my favorite out of 3, guess which one it might be :roll:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tst » Aug 13th, '12, 19:50

Gotta love that black-blue if for nothing else other than the color.

Beautiful.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by ImmortaliTEA » Aug 13th, '12, 23:07

TIM wrote:Image

3 Heini Peggies.
All around 110 ml. Black modern clay? Black Blue? Black Purple?
I am kind of color blind just looking at them. Chemical Composition:
Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

One is my favorite out of 3, guess which one it might be :roll:

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Is the far right one the black-purple? That would be my guess as to which one is your favorite out of the three!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Aug 13th, '12, 23:40

I would guess far right for shape, and middle for color?

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by TIM » Aug 14th, '12, 11:48

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A less than run-of-the-mill product. Not even fit for tourist. A fake Heini with a black coating outside some red clay, which came with a set of 3 cups. A fellow member here in Teachatter will smash it just by smelling it far away.

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A beginner's pot, with so called Heini material. Too light by weight for the real deal. Hence the blue black color.

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A master craftsmen made black iron sand heisha. Heavy on the hand like a good grade TiKwanYan (Ti means iron). Solid with good proportion.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Chip » Aug 14th, '12, 12:01

heh, I surely guessed correctly.

We need an official TeaChat Yixing hammer. :idea:

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by ImmortaliTEA » Aug 14th, '12, 15:05

Geez,
Guess I still have much tuition to go when it comes to black clay/sand. I guess I got lucky to find what I think is a real Hei Ni pot. Tim, if you don't mind can you evaluate the three foot Hei Ni Shui Ping and let me know your opinion?

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by TIM » Aug 14th, '12, 15:26

ImmortaliTEA wrote:Geez,
Guess I still have much tuition to go when it comes to black clay/sand. I guess I got lucky to find what I think is a real Hei Ni pot. Tim, if you don't mind can you evaluate the three foot Hei Ni Shui Ping and let me know your opinion?
Take it slow Immortalitea. There is no rush at all.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by ImmortaliTEA » Aug 14th, '12, 15:31

I'm sorry Tim it's on page 70 of this thread on my second ever post!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Aug 16th, '12, 20:31

Any chance that someone can give me any info on any of these three chops? Anything at all? Sorry if they are upside down! :oops:

Thanks!!!!!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Drax » Aug 17th, '12, 06:23

I'll do the easy ones... :D

The middle chop and the first four characters of the bottom one (the four on the right) are the generic "zhong guo yi xing" (China, Yixing) found on a lot of pots.

These characters show up everywhere that they're worth remembering:

中國宜興

Sometimes there are variants on the 2nd and 4th characters.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by ImmortaliTEA » Aug 17th, '12, 18:46

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Clay: Zhu Ni (As told by seller?).
Size: 40 ml
Age/Year: Modern- late 2000's.
Walls: Extremely Thick!
Pour: +/- 12 sec. Dribbles. Mediocre lid fit.
Source: Purchased from a source in Yixing
Tea Pairing: Taiwan Gaoshan, Green Tieguanyin, Light Roast TGY or Yan Cha.
Info: I bought this teapot quite a while ago, before I had some decent knowledge about Zhu Ni and that most of it is something else trying to be sold as Zhu Ni unless it comes from 1960's or prior. The texture and color of the clay looks vastly different than the Hong Ni pots I have so I doubt that it is Hong Ni, although I could be wrong about that because there are multiple types of Hong Ni just as there are for most other clays. The one thing that does seem interesting is that it doesn't appear shiny on the exterior (signifying a possibility of it being lower than high fired), however, it still has one of the highest pitched sounds of any of my teapots including the high fired ones which really confuses me at this point. When it comes to making tea, this teapot makes some of the most clear, alive, and brilliant brews of lighter oolongs I have ever tried but the only problem is that the functionality is just as terrible as the craftsmanship in that it takes just over 12 seconds to completely empty and it dribbles which I think is caused by having too small an air hole in the lid. Any info or opinions on the clay or anything else about this tiny Shui Ping would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Aug 18th, '12, 01:02

TIM wrote:Image
A less than run-of-the-mill product. Not even fit for tourist. A fake Heini with a black coating outside some red clay, which came with a set of 3 cups. A fellow member here in Teachatter will smash it just by smelling it far away.

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A beginner's pot, with so called Heini material. Too light by weight for the real deal. Hence the blue black color.

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A master craftsmen made black iron sand heisha. Heavy on the head like a good grade TiKwanYan (Ti means iron). Solid with good proportion.
So for that middle one Tim, the one that is too light by weight, what would you say the material is? And why is heini heavier? Just straight denser, or something to do with the mineral content (i.e. the clay is similar density to other clays, but it has speck on a denser mineral or some such)? Thanks!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by bagua7 » Aug 18th, '12, 06:07

Hey, don't be so obsessed with that clay :twisted: , I'd personally stick to zi qie ni which is readily available and of less dubious quality as stated by chrl42 in post no 11:

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This beast is 140mL (I wish it was a tad smaller though) and now dedicated to red tea. Fast and super smooth pour, no drips.
ImmortaliTEA wrote:...it dribbles which I think is caused by having too small an air hole in the lid. Any info or opinions on the clay or anything else about this tiny Shui Ping would be greatly appreciated!
That can be fixed. There is a thread buried somewhere in which this issue was raised and discussed. Sweet, if any of the forum detectives is able to dig it up.

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