Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The red dragon egg gives birth
Dragons are extraordinary animals and High Mountain Oolong isn't just any tea either. Both live close to the clouds and can take a lot of heat!
Gao shan Oolong is tightly rolled, so it will expand best in a round volume.
Zhuni is also very hard and has little porosity. Very few fragrances are absorbed. This is very important for teas that have very light, delicate fragrances.
Weight: 99 grams
Volume: 12 cl (120 ml)
It was made in the 1990s in Yixing, China.
I like its traditional long walls under the cover! They are difficult to make, which is why potters usually make them shorter. They add more surface of contact between the clay and the brew.
A short poem says that 'the Taste is also a precious treasure'.
Volume: 10.5 cl (105 ml)
According to the seal on the bottom and inside the cover, this teapot was made by a female Yixing potter born in 1970 who started working in 1985. This is actually believable and shows that many young potters started their careers reproducing traditional shapes.
I love this kind of curved spout. It looks like a beautiful leg!