Monthly Archives: February 2011

About Yixing clay and the current situation

some people might be interested to get some impressions about Yixing clay so I thought I share some pictures in this and some of the next few posts. I’ll start with Huanglongshan, which is probably the most famous and well … Continue reading

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More Dragon Kilns

A while back I wrote about Yixing dragon kilns here but recently on a mission for TeaChat I had another look around in search for an operational dragon kiln in Yixing. Well, lets see what we’ve got. Maybe upfront, I … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking?

Inspired by TeaChat I’ll share what I have been drinking recently. It was about one hour after lunch, and I had some excellent 2010 YangXianXueYa. YangXian is the old name for Yixing and XueYa means snow leaf. I enjoyed my … Continue reading

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Tea in literature – II

Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch, Und sprachen von Liebe viel. Die Herren waren ästhetisch, Die Damen von zartem Gefühl. Die Liebe muß sein platonisch, Der dürre Hofrat sprach. Die Hofrätin lächelt ironisch, Und dennoch seufzet sie: Ach! Der Domherr … Continue reading

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