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purchase from Chái Lín Jūn’s tea farm

I quickly bought some organic pre QingMing tea from Chái Lín Jūn’s farm as well

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First tea we picked this year

the first tea picked this year before QingMing, which 2014 is on the 5th, didn’t yield much after more than 2 hours of picking, so…

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Yù rǔ zisha pot

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2014 BiLuoChun harvest

as the visit in 2012 didn’treally result in any blog updates I made a youtube channel this time. I’ll try and put some 2014 BiLuoChun harvesting and Zisha pottery videos there. Got a new camera too, so quality should get better as well. Go there and subscribe.

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Zeitzeugen

A while back on a bicycle tour around the Dingshan area whilst [re]searching zisha clay and clay related items near here we came across a lot of “old stuff” as some might call it. I call it Zeitzeugen. Not many of those old mill stones are still in operation these days as heavier machinery took […]

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handmade clay tea table

I’m sure this handmade Yixing zisha clay tea table with the beautiful dragon will turn out very nice once finished and fired.

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2011 Yixing HongCha – homemade

For all of you who ever wanted to know how to make some homemade HongCha I’ll share today how it’s done. Well, in principle at least, improvements pending. 😉 What you need first is to find some tea-plants at the right time of year where you can pick without getting into trouble. Either be it […]

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chance find

This afternoon we went to visit grandma and buy some fruit in the market and since an acquaintance asked me to see if I could get him a gaiwan I also had a look around the pottery shops nearby. Because they do mostly sell Yixing clay products I had no luck today finding any jindezhen […]

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random tea quote

“Computer… Tea, Earl Grey, hot.” [Jean-Luc Picard]

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Zisha Clay Factory No.1

Not exactly a pleasant day to go for a walk or to do any sightseeing, but since there was a power-outage all morning we went out anyways to see Zisha Factory No.1 There are 2 entrances to it, both guarded. and inside it’s almost all occupied by individual shops. some bigger than others but also […]