Saturday, March 2, 2013

Aging Yixing

I have a great affinity with the Yixing pots in my collection, especially the small pin zi ni Xishi pot that you see in almost all my posts. I had got this pot from Teatrekker a little over a year ago. Looks like they have it available again but at a much higher price than when I got it. It has passed its one year mark and has seen almost everyday use. It is the one element that does not change when practicing gungfucha. It is now starting to show signs of age, as it is developing a very nice patina and feel that surpasses the other pots. The more I use it, the more I want to use it. 
I believe it is starting to develop its own chi now. 
New- very dull and dusty looking

When it was new it had a very sandy grainy feeling texture, also had a sent of sand.
Now it feels very smooth and silky, and smells of tea, even on the outside.
Today-color and feel gaining age.




Training has also been going very well. As I have been making some small adjustments in my movement, the body is able to generate great power, with little effort. (Of course after much effort in training)
I hope you all are well.
Enjoy your tea, and be healthy.

2 comments:

  1. If you like drinking tea, or if you are interested of collecting. Maybe our Yixing Teapots will meet you demand. We have hundre styles of for your choice. The design, price are perfect! Worth you owning!

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  2. Such Yixing Teapot is usually seen used for brewing tea. A not bad gift if you like drinking tea.

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