|2003 wild Yiwu raw puerh|
natural origin of his clays (and then the firing with wood -except for porcelain-). This clay is all important, because it will interact with tea. It is like the engine of car, if you will. The tea feels more refined and its fragrances are completely pure. The taste is well balanced and harmonious. There has been some rounding and some absorption of the rougher edges, but the tea feels still very lively and strong. (The risk with pottery is excessive porosity where the brew looses its taste).
antique zisha teapot (Qianlong reign). He could see and feel that the inside of the teapot wasn't smooth at all. Even the cover wasn't an exact fit. This didn't matter then. What did was the great quality of the clay. This is the kind of natural tradition that David Louveau likes to follow.