Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby tingjunkie » Feb 13th, '13, 22:46

I think it's a decent modern zi ni pot. You didn't get a bargain, but you didn't get ripped off either. For Flushing, that's a pretty decent outcome. :wink:

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Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby Abracadaver! » Feb 13th, '13, 23:01

tingjunkie wrote:For Flushing, that's a pretty decent outcome. :wink:


Too true! Incidentally, did you make it by Fang? My dream Taiwanese teapot lives there and could be mine for a mere $5000.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby dim_aa » Feb 13th, '13, 23:28

I checked Fang's selection. There is nothing in up to 150ml range. There are few 80's 200ml yixing above $200. A good learning visit though. :wink:

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby futurebird » Feb 13th, '13, 23:29

As long as we are comparing what we got...

I bought this:

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/117895350

for $21 + $3sh

Etsy isn't exactly a normal place to look for teapots, and I've never seen one with a metal strainer like that. But, it seemed inexpensive enough to take a risk. Worst case it looks nice on my shelf.

I'm assuming this is mass-produced.

Seller says it was only used once or twice. I'm thinking of using it for raw pu-erh.

Good idea?

Well, I'll let you all know how it is when it comes.

I think I'll check out this flushing fellow... if he's in queens I could bike out there. even better.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby futurebird » Feb 13th, '13, 23:34

I wanted to add my goal is to have 3 yixing pots. 1 of which will be "very nice" -- as in I might spend like $100. But, I want to try shopping around a bit. So, the next one I get will be around $40-$70.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby dim_aa » Feb 13th, '13, 23:35

tingjunkie wrote: By the way, I recognize those pots. Are you in the Kam Man basement, or Shelly's Shop on Mulberry St? :lol:


Mike, I'm planning to return the bell-shaped teapot, which is still under return/exchange policy, to Kam Man basement. Is there any decent tea that I can get in exchange for the pot? How about Golden Sail pewter tin oolong that you posted here a while ago? or Sea Dyke Brand tea?

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby futurebird » Feb 13th, '13, 23:40

Fang's Gourmet Tea


:shock:

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

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Postby Abracadaver! » Feb 13th, '13, 23:58

futurebird wrote:
Fang's Gourmet Tea


:shock:

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Should be a good weekend for it. The New Year parade is on Saturday.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby tingjunkie » Feb 14th, '13, 00:12

dim_aa wrote:
tingjunkie wrote: By the way, I recognize those pots. Are you in the Kam Man basement, or Shelly's Shop on Mulberry St? :lol:


Mike, I'm planning to return the bell-shaped teapot, which is still under return/exchange policy, to Kam Man basement. Is there any decent tea that I can get in exchange for the pot? How about Golden Sail pewter tin oolong that you posted here a while ago? or Sea Dyke Brand tea?


The metal tins (don't think they're pewter) from Goden Sail are worth it just for the container. There's really no tea I know of in the Kam Man basement that's worth anything though, but I haven't tried too many of them, so maybe there's a gem hidden in the rough somewhere.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby tingjunkie » Feb 14th, '13, 00:21

futurebird wrote: Seller says it was only used once or twice. I'm thinking of using it for raw pu-erh.

Good idea?


Hope you have a lot of guests. Drinking 15oz of raw puerh by yourself is gonna suck, even for western style brewing.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby brandon » Feb 14th, '13, 05:50

Abracadaver! wrote:
futurebird wrote:
Fang's Gourmet Tea


:shock:

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Should be a good weekend for it. The New Year parade is on Saturday.


This sounds like a TeaChat meetup!

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby JB-ONE » Feb 14th, '13, 22:56

If you're in Flushing you can check out the tea shop in the Flushing mall on the 2nd floor. She has a few yixings including a few Nei Zi Wa Hong made of two clays she says is from the 70s.

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby TIM » Feb 14th, '13, 23:06

brandon wrote:
Abracadaver! wrote:
futurebird wrote:
Fang's Gourmet Tea


:shock:

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Should be a good weekend for it. The New Year parade is on Saturday.


This sounds like a TeaChat meetup!


May I join? :D

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Re: Where to buy a real Yixing teapot

Postby tingjunkie » Feb 15th, '13, 00:16

Oh, this is happening then? I'm in.

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Postby Abracadaver! » Feb 15th, '13, 10:01

tingjunkie wrote:I'm in.

Ditto.

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