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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Hannah » Mar 21st 13 10:22 am

Here's a new addition to my teaware family!!!
Little gaiwan I scored from a new little Chinese shop in Sydney from a man who couldn't speak English, had to write the price in my hand! (only $15!!)

About 115ml, extremely thin, thinner than the other 2 eggshell gaiwans I have! light shines through it like a charm! Love it!!! :mrgreen:

Camera was flat so you'll have to endure the smartphone pics, sorry!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Poohblah » Mar 21st 13 6:34 pm

I feel like I've seen that gaiwan on some online shop somewhere. Not for $15 though. pretty :)

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chapter » Mar 31st 13 5:30 am

Well, having not purchased new teaware for myself since 2010, I made up for it ( :shock: ) by finally going for some Kazuwa red:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370595444147?ss ... 1497.l2649

It's not in my hands yet, but I am SO. EXCITED.

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by David R. » Mar 31st 13 7:17 am

Wow, what a great choice ! The inside of this bowl is incredible. Congrats !

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by futurebird » Mar 31st 13 12:12 pm

Why not us a strainer?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chapter » Apr 6th 13 1:17 am

squeee! It's finally in! No time for proper photographs just yet, but I had to share!

With it's inaugural matcha, Uji Matcha Manten:
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Showing my love for iridescent blue drippies:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chapter » Apr 6th 13 1:17 am

And somehow my pictures wouldn't go in the order I wanted them. Oh well lol.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Mayencm » Apr 6th 13 2:22 pm

Edit 12-4-2013: Sorry, I confused the forum. Withdrawal pictures collection of teapots
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Jayaratna » Apr 16th 13 10:01 pm

Long time no teachat...

I got this chaozhou stove. Tried the kettle on an electric plate and it really improves the taste of my puerh. It makes it sweeter and enhances the flavour and the aftertaste.

The kettle is so porous that when I keep water in it for some time, the water exudes out from the bottom. Would you recommend to wash it with the corn starch method? Would this affect its effect on water?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chip » Apr 16th 13 10:12 pm

Jayaratna wrote:Long time no teachat...

The kettle is so porous that when I keep water in it for some time, the water exudes out from the bottom. Would you recommend to wash it with the corn starch method? Would this affect its effect on water?
I do not know anything for a fact, but I would hesitate given that this will expose the absorbed cornstarch to much higher temps than say a Hagi teacup.

You got a good thing going, not worth the risk IMHO.

And welcome back! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by yalokinh » Apr 16th 13 10:19 pm

ooh where'd you get it?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Jayaratna » Apr 17th 13 1:34 am

Thanks for your advice and welcome, Chip. I'm of the same opinion but let's see what other teachatters think. I remember someone cooking rice in a Lins ceramic kettle, but can't remember why.

Yalokinh, there's this Czech guy selling tea and teaware from Yunnan on his website called chawang shop. He's very knowleadgeable and kind. The kettle and stove set comes in different combinations, I thought I'd go for it as it's rather difficult to come across this kind of stuff in Europe.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Tead Off » Apr 17th 13 2:56 am

Jayaratna wrote:Thanks for your advice and welcome, Chip. I'm of the same opinion but let's see what other teachatters think. I remember someone cooking rice in a Lins ceramic kettle, but can't remember why.

Yalokinh, there's this Czech guy selling tea and teaware from Yunnan on his website called chawang shop. He's very knowleadgeable and kind. The kettle and stove set comes in different combinations, I thought I'd go for it as it's rather difficult to come across this kind of stuff in Europe.

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Usually, when kettles leak, they are not fired properly. Temp was too low or in a part of the kiln that didn't get sufficient heat. If it were me, I would return it. But, if you are happy with it and can live with the leaking problem, and are sure about the quality of the clay, then it is up to your better judgement. Happy drinking.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by JakubT » Apr 17th 13 4:08 pm

Jayaratna wrote:Thanks for your advice and welcome, Chip. I'm of the same opinion but let's see what other teachatters think. I remember someone cooking rice in a Lins ceramic kettle, but can't remember why.

Yalokinh, there's this Czech guy selling tea and teaware from Yunnan on his website called chawang shop. He's very knowleadgeable and kind. The kettle and stove set comes in different combinations, I thought I'd go for it as it's rather difficult to come across this kind of stuff in Europe.

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I would totally not return a kettle only because it leaks a bit when you leave the water for a long time (mine does exactly the same) - the high porousness is the point of the Chaozhou kettles - that is precisely why they are so good. When I compared a tetsubin with glazed kettle and porous Chaozhou kettle, the Chaozhou kettle was an absolute winner.

I.e., it's a feature, not a bug :)

Good luck with your stove/kettle. I think it's the cheapest way of upgrading your tea experience you can buy.

edit: I think it's suggested to soak the whole kettle in water about an hour before boiling the water... probably should prevent cracking. Maybe the leaking will be less of an issue too.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Tead Off » Apr 17th 13 5:29 pm

A clay can be porous without it leaking. But, as I said, if the user is not bothered by this, then there is no problem.