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Primary colours

April 19, 2008 · 8 Comments

Since I was on the topic of colours of teapots

The top right is yesterday’s pot. The bottom right is my dancong pot. I think you can see why I say it’s the closest, but still not purple…

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • salserito // April 19, 2008 at 11:52 am | Reply

    Is there a reason why some of the pots have high domed lids and others less so or no dome?  Does it have something to do with the brewing results?

  • MarshalN // April 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm | Reply

    @salserito – 

    I think it is mostly an aesthetic thing, although I’m sure it has some effect on tea making. What, exactly, I’m not so sure.

  • salserito // April 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm | Reply

    @MarshalN – Well it is indeed an attractive look.  Also, I remember you mentioning a long time ago that you had developed some skill at re-wrapping bings.  It may be impossible to guide others toward that skill without a live demo, but if there are some pointers you can give, I for one am all ears.  

  • mulcahyfeldman // April 19, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Reply

    Gorgeous, beautiful. I’m jealous of your collection. What’s the history of the little yellow pot at the bottom left? What do you brew within it? Is that a Zoji lurking behind? Primary colours — an inspired headline. Eileen

  • Globaldelic // April 19, 2008 at 6:51 pm | Reply

    what do you think are the advantages/disadvantages of using such small tea pots?

  • Wesli // April 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Reply

    In order to save MarshalN’s time for writing…

    1)Nahhhh, that’s not a Zoji.
    2)Small pots are desired because with teas like puerh an oolong, you drink 7-14 steeps. If you have a small enough pot, you can enjoy that all in a single session. However, if you use a big pot to drink that many steeps, you’ll die. The disadvantages are that people give you funny looks, and that you don’t get to sit back with a mug full of tea.

    MarshalN, I, like Salsero, would love to get some pointer from you on re-wrapping cakes. I have a technique that works, but leaves the wrapper ugly. Anything will help, thanks!

  • MarshalN // April 20, 2008 at 12:22 am | Reply

    Wesli is right, it’s not a Zoji. That’s a Braun kettle that I use for normal day to day stuff. For making tea I no longer use it.

    Small pots is the only way to make tea if you’re drinking by yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

    The yellow pot is just for fun — I don’t use it. It’s a bit too small (probably around 20-30ml in size).

    Primary colours I stole from The Economist ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MANDARINstea // April 20, 2008 at 11:21 am | Reply

    the 2nd left at the back is really getting seasoned. Shining like precious jade! Great pick Mr. M. You have a before-after shot?Thanks-Tok

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