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Tried this last night in my new Chao Zhou teapot from Tea Habitat, and compared it to a porcelain gaiwan. I’d recently tried one of my other Dan Congs in the Chao Zhou, and that particular infusion seemed to lack a lot of the high notes from the tea, so I was a little worried about that. This is a young pot, having been used only perhaps a dozen times since first seasoning, so I suspected it of taking more than giving to the teas.

As it turned out, I could not tell any difference. Both were fruity, sweet, spicy. I will continue to use the pot and work on its seasoning without worries. But I am almost out of the Po Tou, so there will not be very many more infusions to come.

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deftea

I think we have the same pot.

Thomas Smith

Hmm, I’ve been eying one for a while now and now I think I won’t buy it. I already have an yixing pot I’ve been using for some time with dancongs and it feel like it would be a waste of all that effort and a perfectly good pot to start over. Thanks for your comparison to the gaiwan!

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deftea

I think we have the same pot.

Thomas Smith

Hmm, I’ve been eying one for a while now and now I think I won’t buy it. I already have an yixing pot I’ve been using for some time with dancongs and it feel like it would be a waste of all that effort and a perfectly good pot to start over. Thanks for your comparison to the gaiwan!

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