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Is this our own Thi Nguyen?

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Mark Lee Apr 18, 2002 04:34 PM

The names on the bylines usually just whiz right by me, but this one grabbed me. Of course, it's entirely possible half of the LA Times food articles have been penned by Thi as well, and my ignorant self just hasn't noticed until now....

Link: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

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    Samo RE: Mark Lee Apr 18, 2002 05:39 PM

    I'd have recognized Thi's pungent and insistent prose behind a byline reading "C. T. Wynn." One question for the master of tea and how to sip it: what's Yixing mean?

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      Jerome RE: Samo Apr 18, 2002 07:02 PM

      Yixing is a place on (lake) Taihu, Jiangsu province, noted for earthenware ceramics. Another supposed quality of the yixing ware is that after years of use (and you're supposed to use only one type of tea in each pot you have), the pot will be so strongly infused with the tea oils that you need only steep water in the pot to get the flavor of the tea.
      (I think it's zhengyi de yi, and gaoxing de xing)

      some more info at www.yixing.com

      Also I've got a basic info link below

      Link: http://www.globalsources.com/MAGAZINE...

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        Jerome RE: Jerome Apr 18, 2002 07:10 PM

        Here's another link to more info on Yixing pots

        Link: http://www.chineseclayart.com/nl/cnl-...

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      Thi N. RE: Mark Lee Apr 19, 2002 04:12 AM

      Yeah, that is me. My first. Hope you liked it. This reminds me to post more on tea finds... I'll start it as a second thread now.

      -thi

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