Alucard wrote:I have a few emails back and forth with the vendor regarding the leaking (lid fit) and he said the same as you. My concern is not a few drops but having it trickle out of the lid, leaving ~10% of the brew in a puddle on the counter and the rest in the cup. When i pour very slow (low angle) the brew runs down the neck of the spout and causes even more tea to be wasted. Certainly I could have the wrong expectations at using such a pot, but I find it unpleasant to use. I'm not expecting perfection but I think this could be an exception. Please let me know if this heavy leaking is expected from older yixing pots so that I dont make the same mistake twice. Thanks.
Pouring very slow is going to make dripping worse, not better.
What kind of cup do you use? The best way to deal with this is simply pour out the contents into a container that's big enough for the pot to sit on top of - and once it emptied you can put it back and drink whatever's in your cup. Maybe if you show us a picture of your normal tea drinking setup we can suggest ways for improving your tea drinking experience.