Thanks for being concerning about our website.
First, let me answer your questions you have asked.
1.Q:Model: Archaized pot001
only says Purple Clay Ore and does not look dark enough for me, would it look darker in ZiQie Ni?
A:The archaized pot001 in our website is made in qingshui ni, which is lighter than Ziqie ni. Both of them are belong to Purple Clay.
So, It acturally is darker in ziqie ni.
And we can make archaized pot in ziqie ni if you need.
2.Q:Could you (or anyone) explain the difference between Zi Ni and ZiQie Ni?
A:Zi ni includes ZiQie ni, Qingshui ni, DiCao qing etc.
So the ZiQie ni is one kind of High quality Zi ni. It is darker and more ruddy than common Zi ni.
3.About Lu Ni
We have put Benshan LuNi pot offline, we are not making Benshan LuNi pot Right not. Because Benshan Luni is not pure now. It contains many chemical material. So we are not using it, and i think you should not buy it in china.
Again thanks for your advise to our website. We will update our website within 2 weeks.
And we are now giving you two coupon code valued $7.77 which has been sent to you via teachat.
If you need any teapot, you can email me freely.