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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Yixing Teapots

As I mentioned in my previous post, some online customers asked me to find them some Yixing teapots. I finally found several recently and wanted to figure out what kind of tea suits each Yixing teapot before I posted them on the website for sale. But before I had time to finish my project, many of the pots had already been sold!

I have just posted the remaining pots on the website so that everyone can have a chance to look at them. I will be updating everyone about what I find out about their qualities (slowly) on the website.

*This photo is provided by Douglas King: www.douglaskingphoto.com

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yixing Tea Pots

Some of you who don't live in Seattle have asked me to find some suitable yixing pots for you and to put some of my teapots on the website. I am finally getting my act together and will be posting some Yixing pots on my site.

I mostly drink Taiwanese Oolongs, a little bit of Chinese Oolongs and Puer in the winter, so the pots I will select and post will be for the teas that I drink.

I got the following pot from a tea friend. She has used this pot for 8 years for lightly oxidized Tieguanyin from China. She said she can't drink that tea anymore and has been drinking shou Puer. She sold me the pot and I have been testing it out on some high mountain oolongs from Taiwan and it works beautifully. It's a small and adorable pot. It holds around 70ml of liquid.

Next, I got this pot (below) around two years ago. I have mostly been brewing shou puer with it. It was owned and used by someone else before I obtained it and I don't know how many years it has been used prior to my possession. It also holds around 70 ml of liquid.

These two pots will be on the website soon and there will be more coming on as well.