Adagio's new Yixing teapots?


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Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby fracol » Dec 23rd, '10, 12:47

I have little knowledge on Yixing teapots, so I was looking for opinions on the new ones adagio just put up on their site. They are easy to access and appear to be at a great price. Thanks..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 23rd, '10, 16:39

The Zibo and Dalien pots aren't even real Yixing clay, and the construction quality is pretty bunk. Therefore the prices are WAY too high. I wouldn't use these pots for making tea. Haven't seen the third one in person.
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Re: Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby JRS22 » Dec 29th, '10, 17:03

tingjunkie wrote:The Zibo and Dalien pots aren't even real Yixing clay, and the construction quality is pretty bunk. Therefore the prices are WAY too high. I wouldn't use these pots for making tea. Haven't seen the third one in person.


Did you have to order them to see them in person, or is there a shop in NYC where they can be seen?
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Re: Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby Chip » Dec 29th, '10, 17:11

JRS22 wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:The Zibo and Dalien pots aren't even real Yixing clay, and the construction quality is pretty bunk. Therefore the prices are WAY too high. I wouldn't use these pots for making tea. Haven't seen the third one in person.


Did you have to order them to see them in person, or is there a shop in NYC where they can be seen?

Adagio asked (me) for a couple TC volunteers to check out the pots in advance.
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Re: Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby fracol » Dec 29th, '10, 19:06

Chip wrote:Adagio asked (me) for a couple TC volunteers to check out the pots in advance.


so I guess you let tingjunkie try them out? he really doesn't like them much.
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Re: Adagio's new Yixing teapots?

Postby Chip » Dec 29th, '10, 19:26

fracol wrote:
Chip wrote:Adagio asked (me) for a couple TC volunteers to check out the pots in advance.


so I guess you let tingjunkie try them out? he really doesn't like them much.

I simply asked 3 members who I felt were relatively qualified to offer opinions, Adagio sent the pots to them, they offered honest opinions ... and then passed the info back to Adagio.
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