Moderator Edit: Garrett is a new member to TeaChat, and at this time does not meet the 3 month membership rule for TeaSwap. You may still conduct business with him, but as always with TeaSwap, do so at your own risk.
I just purchased this tea boat from my local shop (Ten Li Tea in Fountain Valley for anyone interested). The boat is in "like new" condition, as I purchased it Thursday night (3/5/09) and have only used it once.
Some quick info. about the boat:
-It was made in Taiwan, although it bears no marking that would indicate as such.
-It's made of clay and is dark brown in color.
-It has a very nice, solid, hefty feel to it, as it weights 1 lb. 3.4 oz.
-It has a removable insert that keeps the brewing vessel above water level (pics to follow)
-It holds about 5.5 oz. of water before reaching brewing vessel
-It is in impeccable condition, showing no visible signs of wear, and is devoid of any scratches, cracks, dings, etc.
Here are some quick pics, which I hope are adequate in quality:
**Please note that the Gaiwan seen in the pictures is only a prop, and is not included in any purchase. I placed the 4 oz. Gaiwan in some of the pictures to help give a better idea of the tea boat's size.**
I paid $28 for the tea boat, and am only looking to sell it for $20 OBRO. This price includes shipping anywhere in the continental US and I'll eat the applicable Paypal fees.
EDIT: ASKING PRICE LOWERED TO $15. JUST WANT TO FIND A GOOD HOME FOR THIS GUY.
If anyone is interested internationally, shoot me a PM and we'll see if we can work something out.