Just took a chance on this little pot


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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby Hannah » Mar 16th, '13, 07:36

Just be careful, I made this mistake early on when starting out with yixings - cheap pots like these can give tea a chemically taste and worse than a gaiwan. Better to save for a nice pot from a reputable source :)
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby debunix » Mar 16th, '13, 10:22

Hannah wrote:Better to save for a nice pot from a reputable source :)


Or go for a very cheap simple clay pot that doesn't have pretensions to being a special yixing clay. My ultra cheap little pots are perfectly adequate to brew up a nice cup of tea, and do demonstrate the difference between clay and glazed porcelain brewing.
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby Hannah » Mar 18th, '13, 09:27

Good point!! :D I guess I'm just wary of cheap pots since I've had nothing but bad experiences :( but then again, I've heard a lot of good things about the $20 pots from zen8tea for example!! I should take more risks hehe, my wallet would thank me! :lol:
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby bagua7 » Mar 18th, '13, 17:32

Hey girl,

Yes some of the pots of that vendor are legit and brew excellent tea...unfortunately her new listings are also reflecting today's market prices:

http://tinyurl.com/d7d9dgw

Cheapie times are gone! :twisted:
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby futurebird » Mar 18th, '13, 17:58

I was just looking at that duan ni... and this one:

http://www.sampletea.com/product/1990s- ... o-mei-zhen

can't make up my mind which is better and I'm very wary of duan ni after geting a $22 pot with a weird earth smell.

My other cheap purchase have been good, but duan ni might be an area where one can't skip.

I would like to know if anyone has experience with either of these $100 dian ni pots.
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby bagua7 » Mar 19th, '13, 16:38

Ben shan lu ni for that price? Move on.

I have this duan ni pot and it is excellent. No unnatural smell when you pour boiling water inside and brews very good tea.
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby futurebird » Mar 19th, '13, 17:27

bagua7 wrote:Ben shan lu ni for that price? Move on.

I have this duan ni pot and it is excellent. No unnatural smell when you pour boiling water inside and brews very good tea.



Thanks good to know proper pots can be had in that color for under $100
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Re: Just took a chance on this little pot

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 19th, '13, 17:51

futurebird wrote:
bagua7 wrote:Ben shan lu ni for that price? Move on.

I have this duan ni pot and it is excellent. No unnatural smell when you pour boiling water inside and brews very good tea.



Thanks good to know proper pots can be had in that color for under $100


Sure, duan ni isn't a rare clay. In fact, I think modern DN pots are often less expensive than most other clays. There's a lot of junk DN out there too though, so be careful.
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