ImmortaliTEA wrote:I think I would avoid all of the Nei Zi Wai Hong pots but definitely stick to the pure clays.
Out of curiosity, why would you avoid the Nei Zi Wai Hong teapots?
I actually thought those look relatively fairly priced relative to the other teaware on the site, and better than some of the others (though I believe the suggestion that the outside is zhuni rather than hongni is either a misunderstanding or straight up incorrect).
I've purchased a few pots from them, and have had some back and forth with the owner about the age / provenance of the pots.
None have been real stinkers, but I do think that some of the prices are a bit high, and that some of the information may be incorrect or misleading.
I have one of the #5 factory ones (interesting that the clay looks the same, but half are described as hongni and half as qingshuini -- I think they all look like qingshuini). The material seems pretty good (better than expected), but the buttons on top all look a little bit too large to me.