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Yixing Zisha Mug

by bluelavender » May 17th 18 8:33 am

Hi fellow forumers,

I'm new here, and would like to ask. I just got myself a new zisha mug. The smell is as per what i expect of new mug, which is dusty and earthy. But it is seriously solid and heavy. I'm wondering, are all zisha mugs / teapots naturally heavy? or is this a fake? Most of clay teapot (non yi-xing) that i have are lighter in comparison.

Thanks :)

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May 28th 18 5:49 am
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Re: Yixing Zisha Mug

by bagua7 » May 28th 18 5:49 am

Is it thick? Possibly because of its higher iron content if it's a red mug.

I wouldn't worry too much. Does it smell like sand or hot rocks when you pour boiling water in it? If so, it's free from chemical crap.