Yixing teapot risk.


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Yixing teapot risk.

Postby Deragoth » May 9th, '13, 13:31

Hy fellow teadrinkers.
I have been wondering if you can help me with a decision.
I have a chance to buy a Yixing pot just like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yixing-Zisha-Clay-XiShi-Tea-Pot-150ml-/390587067019?pt=Dinnerware_Serving_Dishes&hash=item5af0cdaa8b
This pot was bought but never used and i can buy it for eaven cheaper than the price on ebay.
What i am wondering is if i might take any health risks since this is probably not yixing clay, and might be of really bad quality? And also if you think this pot will develop taste much different than the real stuff.

Please help me with decision since i have been using only gaiwan for my whole life.

TY
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby teaisme » May 9th, '13, 17:01

if your concerned enough to ponder the risk, perhaps it would just be best to skip this mystery teapot.

Personally I wouldn't want to be questioning the integrity of my teapot in the back of my head while I brew tea in it. That would just ruin things :)
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby tingjunkie » May 9th, '13, 18:01

Nope. Skip it.
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby futurebird » May 9th, '13, 18:43

I've bought from that seller. their stuff is under fired.
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby Deragoth » May 10th, '13, 05:32

Well is it turned out, the pots are not even the same (different seals).
I will truly skip this chance.
Ty for helping me :mrgreen:
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby anna » May 10th, '13, 09:55

Hello,
I've bought several things from that seller and that's ok for the price, but it's not great quality like others said.. I don't think there are risks concerning health though. Like future bird said, it's clearly under fired, edges are rough, thick, lid doesn't fit quite well, but I knew what I was buying so, I was fine with this, but it looks like Yixing nonetheless, maybe not that high quality like you can see elsewhere.. By the way, I bought several glass teapots too and they were great for the price. Her tea is quite well too, depending the price you pay, I think it's fairly honest. Just don't expect exceptional yixing ware there that's all !
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby victoria3 » May 10th, '13, 15:02

I have a general question about yixing pottery, if it is high quality will it smell or taste of clay when dry or adding water? I have two teapots that I bought at auction that smelled musty and like clay a little bit so I've been airing them out for 3months now. Yesterday I noticed no more smell so I decided to check with a water test by letting water sit in the pots overnight. Today tasting the water one tastes a little like clay the other does not. What do you think?
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby TIM » May 10th, '13, 15:06

victoria3 wrote:I have a general question about yixing pottery, if it is high quality will it smell or taste of clay when dry or adding water? I have two teapots that I bought at auction that smelled musty and like clay a little bit so I've been airing them out for 3months now. Yesterday I noticed no more smell so I decided to check with a water test by letting water sit in the pots overnight. Today tasting the water one tastes a little like clay the other does not. What do you think?


The one with clay smell could be under fired. Real yixing should smell like rock rather then clay. I might be wrong... as long as you like it and make good tea, its all good ~ T
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby bagua7 » May 10th, '13, 23:29

Deragoth wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yixing-Zisha-Clay-XiShi-Tea-Pot-150ml-/390587067019?pt=Dinnerware_Serving_Dishes&hash=item5af0cdaa8b


Not Yixing.
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby anna » May 11th, '13, 07:19

hello bagua !
how can you tell by the photo it's not yixing ?
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Re: Yixing teapot risk.

Postby bagua7 » May 12th, '13, 16:36

Colour & lack of radial lines on the inner wall.

Some basic info here and also here.
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