Offer: Neti Clay pot

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Offer: Neti Clay pot

by Muadeeb » Apr 1st 17 12:29 pm

My wife surprised me with a new teapot a while back, but I'm selling it since I haven't been able to find a tea that pairs well with it. She said it's Chinese origin, made from Neti clay, but it's not like any other clay I've seen before., so it must be very rare. She says they've been made since the '80s in various factories, but I can't confirm that it's Factory 1. Apparently, her family has been using this type of pot for years, and I didn't even know they were tea drinkers!

First thing to notice, it's a blue clay! Very thin walled, unique shape, about 180ml. The lid seal is not very good, but it does have a fast pour and comfortable grip. It does get very hot during the brewing process, so be careful.

I've tried it with greens and oolongs, but I think it's better suited for greens since boiling water makes the clay get a bit soft. It produces a brew with a very thick mouthfeel, much more viscous than I've ever had before. It imparts its own unique flavor, like camphor only stronger. It's not really the flavor profile I go for, but the aftertaste is really long- even an hour later the taste wouldn't go away.

Even though it was a gift from my wife, she says it's ok to sell it. In fact she said she can't even believe I tried using it all. Maybe she meant it was just decorative. I asked her if $50 would be a reasonable offer price and she thought I'd be lucky to get anything for it, so i'll make it $35 + shipping, comes with its own cardboard box.


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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by joelbct » Apr 1st 17 2:48 pm

Nice one :)

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by Candana » Apr 1st 17 3:07 pm

joelbct wrote:Nice one :)
May I surprise you with some information???
This is not a teapot!!!
It is a neti pot which is used in Ayurvedic medicine for pouring oil into the nostrils for medicinal purposes!

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by Candana » Apr 1st 17 3:08 pm

Candana wrote:
joelbct wrote:Nice one :)
May I surprise you with some information???
This is not a teapot!!!
It is a neti pot which is used in Ayurvedic medicine for pouring oil into the nostrils for medicinal purposes!
I think the name on the side "eilMed" is a dead give away, probably means "oil med"

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by Candana » Apr 1st 17 3:12 pm

Candana wrote:
Candana wrote:
joelbct wrote:Nice one :)
May I surprise you with some information???
This is not a teapot!!!
It is a neti pot which is used in Ayurvedic medicine for pouring oil into the nostrils for medicinal purposes!
I think the name on the side "eilMed" is a dead give away, probably means "oil med"
On second thoughts as its posted on 1st april, maybe a joke?

Here is a link to the manufacturer.

http://www.neilmed.com/usa/products_int.php

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by stevorama » Apr 1st 17 8:14 pm

har, har, har.

special drink through the nose teapot.

factory 2 or 5 perhaps? that clay doesn't look quite right for factory 1. :)

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by MmBuddha » Apr 2nd 17 11:16 am

Looks like high-fired Muo Lu Ni to me, very unusual inscription but based on the uniformity of the characters I'd say was the work of a skilled potter, possibly master-level. Traditional gong-fu nose pots of this calibre only come along once in a blue moon, would you accept an offer of $3000?

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by kyarazen » Apr 2nd 17 2:03 pm

stevorama wrote: har, har, har.

special drink through the nose teapot.

factory 2 or 5 perhaps? that clay doesn't look quite right for factory 1. :)

looks like factory 13!

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by William » Apr 2nd 17 3:45 pm

kyarazen wrote:
stevorama wrote: har, har, har.

special drink through the nose teapot.

factory 2 or 5 perhaps? that clay doesn't look quite right for factory 1. :)

looks like factory 13!
You forgot a zero KZ, this is factory 130!

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Re: RE: Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by joelbct » Apr 3rd 17 12:55 am

Candana wrote:
joelbct wrote:Nice one :)
May I surprise you with some information???
This is not a teapot!!!
It is a neti pot which is used in Ayurvedic medicine for pouring oil into the nostrils for medicinal purposes!
Nah I'm pretty sure that's Qing Dynasty.

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by tingjunkie » Apr 4th 17 7:17 am

I might be interested. Can you post some pics of the chop? It's not a ball filter, right? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Offer: Neti Clay pot

by William » Apr 4th 17 10:03 am

tingjunkie wrote: I might be interested. Can you post some pics of the chop? It's not a ball filter, right? :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: