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where to buy...

by sugataishi » Aug 12th 18 5:58 pm

If I were to buy a
  • 100-120 ml
    yixing zisha clay
    handmade
    ver plain shape
where should I go online in the first place?

At this moment money doesn't count.

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Re: where to buy...

by SanzenOver » Aug 13th 18 12:31 am

You might check out Essence of Tea. They have some pots in that size range, made in the early 90s from dicaoqing clay.

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Re: where to buy...

by Batistuta » Aug 13th 18 3:40 pm

If any of you guys ever travel to Bangkok, go to Mui Kee Tea shop for purchasing yixing clay pots. This is a genuine Chinese shop, where foreigners don't go. The man is a tea guru and I stayed in the shop for 2 hours. Among others also bought a beautiful 120 ml yixing red colour, classic style for 47 EUR. He's got about 50 different styles, some pretty unique.

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Re: where to buy...

by sugataishi » Aug 14th 18 2:02 pm

Hmm, is there any possibility to contact this man. I am not likely to visit Bangkok in near future. However it would be exciting to travel there (from Warsaw) just to purchase a teapot.

I belive it is easier to buy a good kyusu then Chinese yixing. There so much legends around yixing and so many people want to thrive on those legends. I was messed up after viewing yixing teapot section on alliexpress. Btw. are there any good seller on Ali?

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Re: where to buy...

by Zared » Aug 14th 18 4:11 pm

sugataishi wrote: Hmm, is there any possibility to contact this man. I am not likely to visit Bangkok in near future. However it would be exciting to travel there (from Warsaw) just to purchase a teapot.

I belive it is easier to buy a good kyusu then Chinese yixing. There so much legends around yixing and so many people want to thrive on those legends. I was messed up after viewing yixing teapot section on alliexpress. Btw. are there any good seller on Ali?
It's unlikely you'll find anything of quality on Ali. Selection looks very similar to overpriced stuff from places like eBay.

Essence of tea has good pots but you could also check out these places.

https://emmettsteas.weebly.com 70-90's pots

2088taiwan.com
60-90s f1 pots but prob has good access to modern hand made pots.

Zishaartgallery.com
Qing era-modern higher end. I'm guessing there modern pots are fully handmade.

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Re: where to buy...

by bagua7 » Aug 16th 18 2:32 am

If I were to travel that far (BKK) I'd rather travel to:

1. Taiwan/Taipei
2. KL
3. Malaysia

A lot more market and pots.

Online:

1. EoT
2. Chawangshop (good selection of Factory pots)
3. Jing Tea Shop has again a good selection of pots.

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Re: where to buy...

by tingjunkie » Aug 16th 18 11:02 pm

The Tea Swap section is abnormally flush with members selling Yixing pots right now, myself included.

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Re: where to buy...

by bagua7 » Aug 19th 18 3:04 am

Sweet Jesus. More Yixings there for sale than the other sites combined!

What is going on? People quitting Chinese tea drinking.

I noticed you are selling the lovely "muo lu ni" pot, how come?

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Re: where to buy...

by OCTO » Aug 19th 18 12:46 pm

bagua7 wrote:If I were to travel that far (BKK) I'd rather travel to:

1. Taiwan/Taipei
2. KL
3. Malaysia

A lot more market and pots.
4. Come to Penang, Malaysia.



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Re: where to buy...

by zesk » Aug 19th 18 5:48 pm

OCTO wrote:
bagua7 wrote:If I were to travel that far (BKK) I'd rather travel to:

1. Taiwan/Taipei
2. KL
3. Malaysia

A lot more market and pots.
4. Come to Penang, Malaysia.



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Hi Octo! Which shops in Penang do you reccomend?

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Re: where to buy...

by DailyTX » Aug 24th 18 3:02 am

Zared wrote:
sugataishi wrote: Hmm, is there any possibility to contact this man. I am not likely to visit Bangkok in near future. However it would be exciting to travel there (from Warsaw) just to purchase a teapot.

I belive it is easier to buy a good kyusu then Chinese yixing. There so much legends around yixing and so many people want to thrive on those legends. I was messed up after viewing yixing teapot section on alliexpress. Btw. are there any good seller on Ali?
It's unlikely you'll find anything of quality on Ali. Selection looks very similar to overpriced stuff from places like eBay.

Essence of tea has good pots but you could also check out these places.

https://emmettsteas.weebly.com 70-90's pots

2088taiwan.com
60-90s f1 pots but prob has good access to modern hand made pots.

Zishaartgallery.com
Qing era-modern higher end. I'm guessing there modern pots are fully handmade.
How was your buying experience with Zishaartgallery.com? If anyone has experience buying Yixing zisha teapot from them please share your thoughts. Thank you

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Re: where to buy...

by Zared » Aug 25th 18 6:58 pm

DailyTX wrote:
Zared wrote:
sugataishi wrote: Hmm, is there any possibility to contact this man. I am not likely to visit Bangkok in near future. However it would be exciting to travel there (from Warsaw) just to purchase a teapot.

I belive it is easier to buy a good kyusu then Chinese yixing. There so much legends around yixing and so many people want to thrive on those legends. I was messed up after viewing yixing teapot section on alliexpress. Btw. are there any good seller on Ali?
It's unlikely you'll find anything of quality on Ali. Selection looks very similar to overpriced stuff from places like eBay.

Essence of tea has good pots but you could also check out these places.

https://emmettsteas.weebly.com 70-90's pots

2088taiwan.com
60-90s f1 pots but prob has good access to modern hand made pots.

Zishaartgallery.com
Qing era-modern higher end. I'm guessing there modern pots are fully handmade.
How was your buying experience with Zishaartgallery.com? If anyone has experience buying Yixing zisha teapot from them please share your thoughts. Thank you
I own one pot from them. A 70's 80ml shuiping. It's one of my favorite pots right now.Image

Their selection consist of late Qing, ROC, F1 60-90s, F2 90s, modern and master craftsman. Pots without listed price are $1000+ but they have plenty of reasonable pots for $200-300.




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Re: where to buy...

by Zared » Aug 26th 18 11:13 am

Image

Their pictures aren't that great. This is pic from original listing of pot. Totally recommend them for anyone interested in higher end pots.


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Re: where to buy...

by Zared » Aug 26th 18 11:14 am

Not cheap but well worth it imho


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Re: where to buy...

by DailyTX » Aug 26th 18 10:56 pm

Zared wrote: Not cheap but well worth it imho


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Thank you for your feedbacks Zared, I do like their wide range of selections. Your pot looks beautiful. : )