After Geekgirl's great analysis, what's left to say? Both pots are simply stunning.MR.T wrote: can you help me decide on which would be a better choice based on the design and material.
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:So is your consideration that you can get overnight shipping? Because those prices are quite a bit higher than Artistic Nippon, even when EMS shipping from Japan is considered. Or does Geo-Tea offer free shipping?
I have the Sansui teapot, purchased from AN ($72 incl s/h, arrived in 4 days.) The Sansui pot is even prettier than the pictures, the design is in sharp relief, not just a painting or etching on the side. It's a great little pot, with a beautiful sasame filter, adequate for any tea I throw at it, no matter how fine. I can even use it with fukamushi, and have also used it with chinese greens like gunpowder. It's tiny, but works great for one cup at a time, with my nice little 4-5 oz teacups.
I don't have the 10oz Masahito pot (approx. $110 incl s/h from A.N.) but I have been eyeing it, along with the orchid pot from Shoryu (same price, 9oz.) These would be perfect for brewing for 2, or using if you have a larger cup to pour entire contents into, and don't wish to bother with multiple steepings/small servings.
I have no doubt the quality on both is excellent.
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:MR.T wrote:
yes that price includes shipping and they are further discounted by i think 10-15%
In that case, it seems like parity. I couldn't find anything on the website about shipping OR about a discount. Is that in the email newsletter?
brandon wrote:Wow, I really would like to revisit that link to see the tea table mentioned on this page. Too bad its been deleted.
For posterity -- geo-tea.com is the site spoken of in the last 2 pages.
MR.T wrote: ... You can find them here: geo-tea dot com ...