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yixing vendor, check it out.

Postby yalokinh » Feb 28th, '13, 01:27

Saw this here, any thoughts?
Lots and lots of info, is it legit?
http://www.ateatime.com/shop/chinese-yi ... ni-xi-shi/

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Postby tingjunkie » Feb 28th, '13, 11:04

What do you mean by legit? Are all their claims true? Nope. Are they real Yixing pots? Yep. Are they foolishly overpriced? Yep.

I like this listing. Used to be $450, but we took $300 off! Hmmm... must be because the Yixing market is doing so poorly and no one is buying pots these days. No mention of the pot's maker, and more importantly no mention of how big the pot is. :shock:

In short. This site sells overpriced BS.

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Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '13, 12:00

... site cracked me up ... :lol:

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Postby Alex » Feb 28th, '13, 14:47

100% mead of hand.


Sweet!

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Postby yalokinh » Feb 28th, '13, 15:16

lol not to mention "super technics".
The guy in the pictures is the maker I think, there are a bunch of photos of him in a lovely purple laced apron.

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Postby brandon » Feb 28th, '13, 15:49

ateatime.com wrote:Don't Buy? Bonus!

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Postby bagua7 » Feb 28th, '13, 15:55

tingjunkie wrote:I like this listing.


$150 bucks for that di cao qing pot is not overpriced in today's market.

I like the look of that pot. I would go for it myself.

Good luck!

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Postby teaisme » Feb 28th, '13, 16:28

nice...a few gems from the section "how to improve your cup of tea"

"...how about those Taiwan ceramic kettles? I tried once and I did not any difference in the quality of the water boiled in it compared to that boiled in a glass kettle."


Your tea is guaranteed to taste different, but how much different will depend on the water used. I recommmend using normal chlorinated tap water for best results.


From my experience, bottle spring water totally changed my tea so that 2 different kind of tea actually taste the same. You may have different opinions or experience, so carry out your own tests.


Sounds like this guy used a very high mineral content spring water, which can dull teas into flat similar things. Perhaps he doesn't like to try things more then once. :?:

Perhaps pots and clay are their forte...from their da hong pao clay blog post....

"Tea-making characteristics: the teapot can easily infuse tea once warmed up in advance; the tea tastes pure and mild, flavorful and smooth, just like the Lumenis One; hence teapot fans name it lovely: killer of tea fans."


(the Lumenis One is for treating skin disorders like varicose veins, sun damage, rosacea etc)

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Postby edkrueger » Feb 28th, '13, 16:54

bagua7 wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:I like this listing.


$150 bucks for that di cao qing pot is not overpriced in today's market.

I like the look of that pot. I would go for it myself.

Good luck!


So rare that a ebay search quickly finds for much less $$$. Maybe I just don't know enough about yixing, but the pots here looks like pretty similar clay for much less: http://stores.ebay.com/Wisdom-China/_i. ... 1050805570

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Postby tingjunkie » Feb 28th, '13, 17:00

bagua7 wrote:$150 bucks for that di cao qing pot is not overpriced in today's market.

I like the look of that pot. I would go for it myself.

Good luck!


I think you should go for it. I think spending $150 on that pot will help you learn some important lessons.

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Postby tingjunkie » Feb 28th, '13, 17:03

edkrueger wrote:Maybe I just don't know enough about yixing, but the pots here looks like pretty similar clay for much less: http://stores.ebay.com/Wisdom-China/_i. ... 1050805570


No, the pot from zishayixing has better clay than the one from WC. Not $80 worth of better though. :wink:

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Postby bagua7 » Mar 1st, '13, 15:54

edkrueger wrote:Maybe I just don't know enough about yixing, but the pots here looks like pretty similar clay for much less: http://stores.ebay.com/Wisdom-China/_i. ... 1050805570


While that vendor sells good Yixings in various clay forms that can't be said about their di cao qing quality.

That $150 bucks pot clay is way superior to the link you provided:

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No gold sand present on the clay (eBay vendor).

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ateatime's pot.

Reference thread:

viewtopic.php?t=9129

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Postby TIM » Mar 1st, '13, 16:02

bagua7 wrote:
edkrueger wrote:Maybe I just don't know enough about yixing, but the pots here looks like pretty similar clay for much less: http://stores.ebay.com/Wisdom-China/_i. ... 1050805570


While that vendor sells good Yixings in various clay forms that can't be said about their di cao qing quality.

That $150 bucks pot clay is way superior to the link you provided:

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No gold sand present on the clay (eBay vendor).

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ateatime's pot.

Reference thread:

viewtopic.php?t=9129


Those are 2 different type of clay.

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Postby edkrueger » Mar 1st, '13, 16:55

Tim: Well, I guess I was wrong. Mine was not a valid comparison then.

Bagua7: Your bigger images highlight the difference quite well. But, the thing about amount of sand in a pot is hardly a sign of good clay quality. It is not hard to add sand to a clay. The pot of Tim's in your reference appears much different and the sand in his is much more gold.

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Postby tingjunkie » Mar 1st, '13, 22:50

LOL. There's no "gold sand" in a bunch of my pots which I thought had been making good tea. Guess I better go smash them with a hammer... :roll:

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