Just curious what is your fav or regular Yixing pot.
To start off, I prefer older pots esp. those from 70-90's. The clay is right and nice and the price is definatley more forgivable ( still cost lesser than a finger
) One of my friend own more than 6000 of them and I of course keep him in close contact
. Some would use the Ching and Ming pots more freely, but most of the time it is too preciuos to use for the fear of damaging it.
Attached is a pot of 80/90's. It is a "pien tern" i.e.flat lamp pot. It is one of 10 standard design pots and most sought after of the ten. This one has the maker chop too...so it is "the further sought after-of the sought after" pot...
I use this to brew old Wuyi but still wish there are improvement on the pot esp the flow speed. Alternatively, for this shape/pot it also a nice pot to brew very old shen Puer or Gong Ting Pu Er.
Hope to see some of your Yixing pot.