Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

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Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by jayinhk » Feb 2nd 16 12:57 pm

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=35 ... oSite=main

Received this teapot today and tried it out with medium-high fire TGY from just outside Taipei. Mellows the tea and smoothens it significantly. Some loss of aroma but also much smoother drinking and it brings out the huigan. Not sure if this is the best tea for this pot, so I'll keep trying, but it is very well made indeed.

This teapot seems to work better than my zini high fire teapot for this specific tea. Lower temperatures also seem to suit this TGY better--I usually go as hot as possible for medium-high fire TGY, but I'm getting a more flavorful and aromatic brew with slightly lower temperatures.

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by Emily@Adagio » Oct 13th 16 6:57 pm

Just wanted to let you know your link appears to be broken :(

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by jayinhk » Oct 13th 16 7:02 pm

Emily, the link works for me, but it may be an IP address thing (I live in Hong Kong). How's this link?

https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/1695 ... 492848.jpg

It also appears the price of the teapot has gone up considerably! I'm glad I bought it when I did, as I quite like the teapot.

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by ethan » Dec 29th 16 8:47 pm

jayinhk wrote:https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=35 ... oSite=main

Received this teapot today and tried it out with medium-high fire TGY from just outside Taipei. Mellows the tea and smoothens it significantly. Some loss of aroma but also much smoother drinking and it brings out the huigan..
Any update on how use of this pot worked out & which pot(s) best for that tea?

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by jayinhk » Dec 29th 16 9:07 pm

ethan wrote:
jayinhk wrote:https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=35 ... oSite=main

Received this teapot today and tried it out with medium-high fire TGY from just outside Taipei. Mellows the tea and smoothens it significantly. Some loss of aroma but also much smoother drinking and it brings out the huigan..
Any update on how use of this pot worked out & which pot(s) best for that tea?
I now use the pot for maocha only. I use red clay for the TGY but I think it needs a reroast actually

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by ethan » Dec 29th 16 10:29 pm

jayinhk wrote:
I now use the pot for maocha only. I use red clay for the TGY but I think it needs a reroast actually
I am hoping that a pot made of clay from here (Taiwan) glazed outside & unglazed inside will prepare smoother gaoshan w/o removing aroma & flavor much. I have not been perfectly happy w/ my brewing in fully glazed, glass, nor unglazed teaware.

(I chose a new pot over some expensive tea. Could not afford both.)

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by jayinhk » Dec 30th 16 6:17 am

ethan wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
I now use the pot for maocha only. I use red clay for the TGY but I think it needs a reroast actually
I am hoping that a pot made of clay from here (Taiwan) glazed outside & unglazed inside will prepare smoother gaoshan w/o removing aroma & flavor much. I have not been perfectly happy w/ my brewing in fully glazed, glass, nor unglazed teaware.

(I chose a new pot over some expensive tea. Could not afford both.)
That sounds like an interesting pot, but I prefer very high fired red clay for gaoshan. Porcelain would be about as good.

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by ethan » Dec 30th 16 8:02 am

jayinhk wrote:
ethan wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
That sounds like an interesting pot, but I prefer very high fired red clay for gaoshan. Porcelain would be about as good.
What I have been using, including porcelain, has not been bad, but I feel I can do better. I am attracted to the porcelain pots that are glazed outside unglazed inside, made by the Korean potters that Teadoff helps sell their work. Just cost more than I could spend. The pot I have is thinner-walled, I believe; for sure it is high-fired.

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by quangrecruit » Mar 13th 17 8:37 pm

Could you give some update about this pot?

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by ethan » Mar 14th 17 1:44 am

quangrecruit wrote: Could you give some update about this pot?
If you mean my pot, sure. It is great for roasted oolong. Right now I am drinking a well oxidized oolong that is also roasted quite a bit. Prepared in glass or in glazed pot or taiwan, the taste of the roasting is overly strong. Prepared in this pot, flavors are balanced.

Prepared in my fixing, the tea seems slightly flat.

I am guessing that pots glazed on the outside but not on the inside get the most out of some teas. (The clay can breath but not too much?……) Cheers

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by quangrecruit » Mar 14th 17 1:57 am

ethan wrote:
quangrecruit wrote: Could you give some update about this pot?
If you mean my pot, sure. It is great for roasted oolong. Right now I am drinking a well oxidized oolong that is also roasted quite a bit. Prepared in glass or in glazed pot or taiwan, the taste of the roasting is overly strong. Prepared in this pot, flavors are balanced.

Prepared in my fixing, the tea seems slightly flat.

I am guessing that pots glazed on the outside but not on the inside get the most out of some teas. (The clay can breath but not too much?……) Cheers
Thank you for your information, I am looking for a teapot for my journey with tea

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Re: Yunnan Jianshui Teapot

by Bok » Mar 15th 17 1:47 pm

ethan wrote:
What I have been using, including porcelain, has not been bad, but I feel I can do better. I am attracted to the porcelain pots that are glazed outside unglazed inside, made by the Korean potters that Teadoff helps sell their work. Just cost more than I could spend. The pot I have is thinner-walled, I believe; for sure it is high-fired.
I can second Ethan, my experience with this kind of Taiwanese glazed outside only pots is as well that they work really well with gaoshan, greener, roasted or black.

Might be to do with that the clay they are made from is from a similar terrain the tea is growing?

For drinking I still prefer a thin porcelain cup, to appreciate the colour and lingering scent of the tea.