odarwin wrote:in my opinion, stick to light colored teas with this yi xing. my opinion is just on the aesthetics, and nothing to do with any flavor and all that.
It's true, I have one of these types of pots, and they do stain very easily. But as another side to that statement, I've probably brewed shu in the pot 15-20 times, and it already has a well-used stained look to it (w/o the use of shoe polish!
As an aside, these pots are actually much more brown in person than green. And there's an old thread around here somewhere where it discusses that these are probably not ben shan clay (I got mine from the same vendor).