Poseidon wrote:I use two pots that are very similar to the ones you have listed and I like them. They are seasoning well and dont give off odd flavors or odors but they are not "true" yixing clay. Its probably something similar to it though. Due to how much I have in my tea budget, the cheap yixings from ebay were all I could afford. If that deters you from wanting them, get a gaiwan. Cheap, effective, simple to use.
How much are you wanting to spend on a yixing? You can easily find some for 100 or less.
For ~ $30 or less, I would absolutely reccomend a porcelain teapot.
I can not agree with you more.I often told my friends at home do not buy yixing teapot less than 30$, It's almost impossible to buy real zisha teapot below this price.