The Jian Shui wakes up. His name...厚德载福（Great virtue carries happiness with it）
My new Jian Shui told me not to put it into boiling water. So I didn't. Instead I poured very, very hot water, then some hot tea over and in the pot. After a handful of very hot baths I just went ahead and 'fed the baby' to see how it would go. The pot is a big fellow at 210 ml, so I measured out 7.5 grams of my handy trustworthy Dong Ding and am right now doing the unthinkable, the undrinkable...I tasted and am now drinking the first rinse!
I didn't mean to, I swear, and who knew it would be drinkable, and perhaps, yes perhaps I am poisoning myself by not boiling the pot and scouring the pot and exorcising the pot of all its potential unclean sediments, dusts, minerals and demons! I don't care!
Damn Dong Ding tastes GREAT. I think this pot is enchanted and yes, I mean in that scary Angela Landsbury kind-of way. It's practically talking to me, and I am listening. The other Jian Shui pot, 'Purify The Heart' sits patiently by and watches, they are so similar but this new one has that high polish which gives it such a gleam, it truly does seem to have the potential for some kind of alchemy.
Physically the pots design makes me laugh, it is an unseemly thing truly, crooked and puffy and sideways and stout.
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