Bamboo Drum

Bamboo Drum

(2 customer reviews)

USD 210.00


Artist: Zhao Ming Jia
Pot name/style: Double Line Bamboo Drum 2012
Material: Wuhui Shao (Straw-covered low temperature refired)
Capacity: 205 ml
周明家 2012

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Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton

zhao ming jia: double line bamboo drum, front view

Additional information

Weight 450 g


  1. Reply

    I am glad to hear from a customer the kind of attachment he can develop for an Yixing pot like I can. Welcome to the world of tea.

    The wuhui shao method is for creating the colour of the clay and is independent of clay quality. As you have guessed, it is done after the pot is properly fired.

    This particular pot you bought is of low density but not necessarily low temperature. In real Yixing clay firing, even low temperature is around 1000°C, unless it is not of Yixing material. The density of a pot can be affected by the clay composition and treatment it has received prior to pot making. For example, a mix of combustable materials in the clay or clay that has been fermented for very long can result in low density yet fired at high temperature.

    High density, for the same reason, does not always mean a genuine clay fire at high temperature. For example, some people mix glass and iron in ordinary clay to make it high density.

    At the end of the day, it is the tactility and infusion effects that matter.

    This particular pot has a matte finish, quite porous because of the low density and this finish. To old tea nerds like me, this is a great fun to season, because it takes in a lot of tea before it really transforms. That means time and patience. The infusion effect can be worse than the gaiwan in the beginning for this porosity but gradually changes. It is that kind of pot that requires real attention. However, when result gradually becomes obvious, it is the joy of “raising the pot”.

    I hope that answers your questions. Please let me know otherwise.

    Leo Kwan

  2. Just bought this one…

    Just bought this one…

    Thanks for Yixing pot priming instruction which many people neglect to follow, sometimes simply due to ignorance. This pot is for myself, not for my friend. And Bamboo Drum pot does look beautiful to myself, and I believe, also to those who know this feeling of attachment to the Yixing teapot like to old friend, partner and companion. And like with a friend – it take years do develop relationship. So the Yixing Pot is not a mere pet.

    I have never experienced anything like this feeling toward piece of furniture or porcelain or etc….To Yixing only.

    I have noticed that description is “Material: Wuhui Shao (Straw-covered low temperature refired)”…

    – Does it means the pot been fired and then refired?
    – High-fired or low-fired?
    – How it affected the density?
    – How porous is the pot?
    – How thick?
    Can you please point the direction where I can find more reading about this material and the process?

    I did not mean to be annoying but buying online is difficult. The real look and touch are so important…

    These questions is not about the fact that buying online $$ pot might not be the smartest thing… Leo’s reputation is known as well as his passion and dedication to his tea crusade mission…
    These question is about what the mouthfeel will be like. Thick or smooth… Thinner or sharper…It might be that a high temperature fired pot will not absorb any liquids or wick subtle flavors and aromas, a lower firing pot will…

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