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by shogun89 » Oct 7th, '08, 17:05

Hmmmmm, these actually look pretty good, for the price! Thanks t4texas! I will email the seller with some questions. Has anyone purchased any of these?

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by t4texas » Oct 7th, '08, 17:19

shogun89 wrote:Hmmmmm, these actually look pretty good, for the price! Thanks t4texas! I will email the seller with some questions. Has anyone purchased any of these?
The first one is the same as - or very similar to - one I got from them at their former B&M store.

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by cupioneer » Oct 7th, '08, 17:28

shogun89 wrote:Hmmmmm, these actually look pretty good, for the price! Thanks t4texas! I will email the seller with some questions. Has anyone purchased any of these?
What about this one from Rishi?

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/yixing-c ... uanni.html

I've read a couple favorable reviews (one from Wesli here) on pots from Rishi. It's good quality clay and from a reputable source. It's also a great shape for puerh and wuyi tea.

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by t4texas » Oct 7th, '08, 17:40

cupioneer wrote:
shogun89 wrote:Hmmmmm, these actually look pretty good, for the price! Thanks t4texas! I will email the seller with some questions. Has anyone purchased any of these?
What about this one from Rishi?

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/yixing-c ... uanni.html

I've read a couple favorable reviews (one from Wesli here) on pots from Rishi. It's good quality clay and from a reputable source. It's also a great shape for puerh and wuyi tea.
That's a good looking pot, but I think it is more - when you add on shipping - than shogun89 wants to spend. However, it may be worth a few emails with Rishi. Anyone have that one? I would be interested to know more about how it looks, the clay and how it brews.

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by shogun89 » Oct 7th, '08, 18:28

I am starting to think that if I want quality I am going to have to bite the bullet. I have always loved this pot and may just purchase the darn thing, or this one. Scott has offered the first one to me for $37 shipped SAL.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-150ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-175ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem

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by gingkoseto » Oct 7th, '08, 19:03

shogun89 wrote:I am starting to think that if I want quality I am going to have to bite the bullet. I have always loved this pot and may just purchase the darn thing, or this one. Scott has offered the first one to me for $37 shipped SAL.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-150ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-175ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem
I am very much tempted by this too! :o even though they are not the size I want.
I also notice some cup they have. I have two same cups bought in China. Their price (including shipping) is less than twice as much as I paid. Consider it's international trade and items shipped to door, the price is not bad at all - assuming the quality is the same (it looks pretty much same thing from photos).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26otn%3D4
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by gingkoseto » Oct 7th, '08, 19:10

scruffmcgruff wrote:
t4texas wrote:Yes, there is a gong fu section, but most of them are $4 - $9 poor quality clay. I guess you could try them, but I can't recommend them.
Ah interesting... I didn't realize that only the cheap ones were in that section.
Ah! I have just noticed the gong fu section, reminded by scruffmcgruff. I really like their sizes. But like t4texas said, it may not be safe to buy cheap ones. I've seen some cheap yixing-claimed-to-be in a store in Toronto. They are so cheap in terms of price. But I was amazed someone would even bother to make such low-quality things :P

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by cupioneer » Oct 7th, '08, 20:26

t4texas wrote:
cupioneer wrote:
shogun89 wrote:Hmmmmm, these actually look pretty good, for the price! Thanks t4texas! I will email the seller with some questions. Has anyone purchased any of these?
What about this one from Rishi?

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/yixing-c ... uanni.html

I've read a couple favorable reviews (one from Wesli here) on pots from Rishi. It's good quality clay and from a reputable source. It's also a great shape for puerh and wuyi tea.
That's a good looking pot, but I think it is more - when you add on shipping - than shogun89 wants to spend. However, it may be worth a few emails with Rishi. Anyone have that one? I would be interested to know more about how it looks, the clay and how it brews.
Sorry, should have posted this link with my other post:

http://thegreenteareview.blogspot.com/2 ... g-pot.html

Here's a teachat post on the same pot:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6344

It's pretty well known that the pot for sale on YSLLC is being falsely advertised as made of zhuni clay. I really can't support that kind of business practice. Just my two cents.

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by lastcoyote » Oct 8th, '08, 11:27

shogun89 wrote:I am starting to think that if I want quality I am going to have to bite the bullet. I have always loved this pot and may just purchase the darn thing, or this one. Scott has offered the first one to me for $37 shipped SAL.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-150ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yixing-175ml-Teapot ... dZViewItem
i've got the second pot you mentioned:

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i think it's nice enough. nice shape. whether it's real zhu ni or not doesn't concern me too much. it's good quality whatever. i use it for my cooked puerh.

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by Victoria » Oct 8th, '08, 11:58

Finally a pic!! There's been a lot of talkin' and not much to look at
here lately! Sweet little pot and I love your tray.
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by lastcoyote » Oct 8th, '08, 12:09

thanks victoria! :D
i like my tray too. going to be getting a smaller one as well for just quick gaiwan preperation. thinking of this one...what do you think?

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by Victoria » Oct 8th, '08, 12:15

That's very nice! I have looked at that one myself!

Coincidently, while you are looking for smaller, I'm looking for bigger - for work that is. The one I have now is so tiny as evidenced in the "at work" thread, and I really need a functioning drain. I was looking at this one:
http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Wooden_Go ... /xb100.htm

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by Geekgirl » Oct 8th, '08, 12:49

Strange construction on that "pursuit" tray. :shock: Pretty though.

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by wyardley » Oct 8th, '08, 13:31

Victoria wrote:That's very nice! I have looked at that one myself!

Coincidently, while you are looking for smaller, I'm looking for bigger - for work that is. The one I have now is so tiny as evidenced in the "at work" thread, and I really need a functioning drain. I was looking at this one:
http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Wooden_Go ... /xb100.htm
Do you want one that drains into an external bucket? If so, you should get one that doesn't have a pan at all - just a drain hose hook-up.

I think the Dragon Tea House ones are the same brand as the In Pursuit of Tea brand ones, and are like $44, though shipping might be high. Since you're in California, you might stop by Wing Hop Fung and see if you like any of theirs. They have a number of the drain-only type ones... most are very large and somewhat.... well I guess ornate is the kindest way to put it.

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by lastcoyote » Oct 8th, '08, 14:16

yeah that 'in pursuit' tray looks nice victoria.
i'm liking the wenge wood on the one i mentioned. think white porcelain will look really good on it. it's a pretty good medium sized one too. some of the small bamboo ones with no tray or drainage tube are just too tiny. i like a bit of room to make a mess :wink:

i think the dragon tea house one is a slightly smaller version of the one from Le Palais des Thés

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