Real Yixing?

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Jan 5th, '13, 22:13
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Real Yixing?

by Tencha » Jan 5th, '13, 22:13

http://www.teavivre.com/xi-shi-yixing-clay-teapot/

Is this real Yixing? If not, would anyone mind recommending a reliable of dealer of authentic Yixing? Having a hard time finding ones I like that are of some quality. Thanks! :D

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Jan 6th, '13, 01:23
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Re: Real Yixing?

by tingjunkie » Jan 6th, '13, 01:23

Yep. It's real.

Jing, thechineseteashop, Sample Tea, Hou De, Red Blossom, Dragon Tea House (eBay), Wisdom China (eBay), and some stuff from Zen8Tea (eBay).

...and welcome to the forum. Just having looked over your 5 posts, you are asking a lot of questions that have been answered many times in the past. Try the search feature, it actually works very well! :wink:

Jan 6th, '13, 09:14
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Re: Real Yixing?

by Tencha » Jan 6th, '13, 09:14

Sorry. I'm just in the wrong places I guess. Haha :lol:

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Jan 6th, '13, 21:32
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Re: Real Yixing?

by bagua7 » Jan 6th, '13, 21:32

Yes genuine zisha; that's a lovely Xi Shi. You'll certainly brew good tea in that pot.

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Re: Real Yixing?

by Exempt » Jan 6th, '13, 23:06

I bought one of these pots a while back for shu puerh. It seems to be seasoning nicely and I generally like it. The only problem is the lid is slightly loose which causes there to be a slight drip when pouring. For the price I would still recommend it.

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Jan 7th, '13, 01:01
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Re: Real Yixing?

by tingjunkie » Jan 7th, '13, 01:01

Tencha wrote:Sorry. I'm just in the wrong places I guess. Haha :lol:


No worries, you'll get the hang of it. :wink: Many forums have crappy search engines, but the one here is pretty good.

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Jan 8th, '13, 00:16
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Re: Real Yixing?

by tea_love » Jan 8th, '13, 00:16

tingjunkie wrote:
Tencha wrote:Sorry. I'm just in the wrong places I guess. Haha :lol:


No worries, you'll get the hang of it. :wink: Many forums have crappy search engines, but the one here is pretty good.

I didnt know until you mention it. Work like a charm.
Thanks ting.

p/s: Think I may have to stalk your posts for knowledge from now :lol:

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Jan 8th, '13, 20:42
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Re: Real Yixing?

by bagua7 » Jan 8th, '13, 20:42

Exempt wrote:The only problem is the lid is slightly loose which causes there to be a slight drip when pouring.


Don't let such trifle worry you. It is actually quite a common thing. Yixing pots are not electronic devices. :D

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Re: Real Yixing?

by Exempt » Jan 8th, '13, 21:13

bagua7 wrote:
Exempt wrote:The only problem is the lid is slightly loose which causes there to be a slight drip when pouring.


Don't let such trifle worry you. It is actually quite a common thing. Yixing pots are not electronic devices. :D

Haha, thanks. I don't mind it, but theres some pretty die hard yixing lovers on here and I've seen people comment on this flaw many times before.

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Jan 9th, '13, 17:02
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Re: Real Yixing?

by TIM » Jan 9th, '13, 17:02

Exempt wrote:
bagua7 wrote:
Exempt wrote:The only problem is the lid is slightly loose which causes there to be a slight drip when pouring.


Don't let such trifle worry you. It is actually quite a common thing. Yixing pots are not electronic devices. :D

Haha, thanks. I don't mind it, but theres some pretty die hard yixing lovers on here and I've seen people comment on this flaw many times before.


Most Cultural Revolution (1966–76) Yixings from factory have loose lid and drips. If you find a perfect lid fitted pot and its under US$500. Do question.

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Jan 21st, '13, 03:43
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Re: Real Yixing?

by minor_glitch » Jan 21st, '13, 03:43

Instead of starting another topic, I might as well ask here.
Any thoughts about of this pot? http://tinyurl.com/bjrv6lw
It's pretty cheap, claims to be handmade, and it LOOKS like a nice pot (for the price range at least) to me.
However, I don't exactly trust Aliexpress, the seller has no feedback, and they don't list the size (guessing <100ml), so it seems a bit sketchy.

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Re: Real Yixing?

by tingjunkie » Jan 21st, '13, 11:58

Skip it. Matter of fact, skip any cheap black clay you come across.

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Jan 21st, '13, 14:15
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Re: Real Yixing?

by minor_glitch » Jan 21st, '13, 14:15

Will do. Thanks!

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Re: Real Yixing?

by bagua7 » Jan 21st, '13, 17:20

Not only that, buying from Alibaba (and DHGate) is a sure way of receiving products that are not as good as described; and on top of that, is not worth returning the products because they won't respond to your requests.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/2011/02/ali ... nswer.html

I can't stop thinking of alibaba and the forty thieves. :lol:

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