Nov 9th 19 11:15 pm
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Is it good-quality clay?

by Mark-S » Nov 9th 19 11:15 pm

Hi,

I bought a Yixing teapot for $90 about two years ago. It is a modern pot without any odd smell or taste. It is also free of heavy metals. The teapot has a good lid fit, drips little from the spout and has fairly big walls. I like the teapot's design, but it is too big for daily use (250cc), so I did not use it that much. :oops: Yesterday, I found some similar teapots online (the color of the clay looks different though). The cheapest price was $42 so now, I feel kind of tricked.

Before I buy anything smaller, I would like to ask for your opinion on the clay. The pictures online are very detailed. Please use the links below, as I am not allowed to post them here directly.

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1t_ZrGXXX ... XFXXXj.jpg

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Sr3iGXXX ... XFXXXr.jpg

Is the clay of good quality or not? How do you determine the clay's quality?

Thanks & regards,
Mark