A fancy schmancy --at least for me-- gaiwan, a birthday gift from my dear wifeFrom: Imperial Tea Court
I seem to remember seeing that pot somewhere on some website. Hou De, perhaps?
Your memory served you right, Marshaln! I got it from Hou De. And the gaiwan my wife got it from Imperial Tea.
So... you're the one who ended up with that pot! I remember admiring it and feeling sad when it was sold. Seems to happen to quite a few of the pots on Hou De. I admire -- it disappears.By the way, I like your blog. I'll have to try some of your wine suggestions. Now, if only you covered cheese as well...
Don't be sad, davelcorp. The pot is in good hands! :)Thank you for visiting my humble blog, David. I'm not much of a cheese guy, but I help moderate a wine forum and there are a few serious foodies and cheeseheads there. Hope you can stop by...as a guest or register as a member to join the chatter. The forum is at www.winexiles.com.Cheers!
This is a great handsome looking pot! Good purchase. Has it been use? Look shiny and well kept.
I wondered about that too -- looks like someone had used it and polished it, but then, if you look at the inside of the lid, there's no evidence of tea stain, it seems. So maybe it's just naturally shiny?
Actually, that was my concern: that it has been used and polished extensively before. Mr. Guang of Hou De assured me that it's not, with a 100% money back guarantee if I'm not happy with the pot. When the pot came, it was clean as new, inside and out. The shine you see is (1) natural, not wax and (2) caused by the flash, which exagerrates the shine quite a bit. It's a high quality clay and handcraft, imho. It's become my sheng pu-erh pot now...I brush it lovingly with each use. Is it worth the $155 I paid? I don't know, maybe not, but I like the pot very much, so I guess it's worth it. *shrug*
make sure you polish it when is still warm, with the lid off.... I had A LOT of accident with the lid on.
Yes, and the lid should be placed in the middle of your table, not on your tea tray (unless your tea tray is big). Wherever it is, the lid should be secure and should not move.In fact, I usually polish my pot while sitting it on the table. I feel much safer that way. I only lift it up when I do the bottom and hard to get places.
Its like washing a new born, first time hahaha.... All hands shakey : )
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