I quickly bought some organic pre QingMing tea from Chái Lín Jūn’s farm as well
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…
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.
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 […]
I’m sure this handmade Yixing zisha clay tea table with the beautiful dragon will turn out very nice once finished and fired.
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 […]
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 […]
“Computer… Tea, Earl Grey, hot.” [Jean-Luc Picard]
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 […]