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by Brent D
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 106
Views: 7155

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

Global tea hut. The magazine alone is worth the subscription.
by Brent D
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 239011

Re: Yixing

That makes it a tough decision...
Perhaps i should pass on it.
Once bitten, twice shy
by Brent D
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 239011

Re: Yixing

125ml ROC hongni
Being sold for $1000 shipped.
What do you all think?


by Brent D
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Global Tea Hut
Replies: 61
Views: 12688

Re: Global Tea Hut

Ya, I was the one that posted it in the FB group. Confirmed my suspicions of non Menghai, but even so, $150 for a 98' cake still leaves many questions.
by Brent D
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Global Tea Hut
Replies: 61
Views: 12688

Global tea hut 1998 7542

Global tea hut is showing a 1998 7542 bing for $150
Am i missing something? Ive always considered them to be top notch although a bit pricey.
Isnt that like a $400+ cake?
by Brent D
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Fugetsu Shiboridashi
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: FS: Fugetsu Shiboridashi

Pm’d
by Brent D
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

I definitely think that if the accessibility was there, the knowledge and money would follow. Theres only so much you can learn from books and the internet. I think westerners work up to the bigger spending. (Or at least i do) i have several hobbies that i spend some pretty big bucks on. I never sta...
by Brent D
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

While that is a fair answer, i feel it is an oversimplification. Knowledge of fair market value is the missing variable. It is difficult to justify spending a 4 digit number on something when you cant see a precedent of price.
by Brent D
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

I think the lack of hard price info makes people shy away. When it comes to qing/early f1, its kind of a cloak and dagger subject. I think westerners would be willing to pony up the money, if there was more certainty the price was fair. Is $400 a good price for a 120ml late 60s shuiping? Well of cou...
by Brent D
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:31 am
Brent D

70ml is a less versatile size than 90ml so I’d be pretty pissed. I assume this is the pot your currently selling?
No, he allowed me to return it.
Shame too. It was a very nice pot.

I havent had any interest in that one im selling. Probably going to take it down and keep it.
by Brent D
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

http://2088taiwan.com/ I have heard from mutual acquaintances that he now only sources tea ware on request. Guess he overestimated the demand when acquiring the current large stock of teapots... but then, better pictures and descriptions, as well as less Neiziwaihong could help his case ;) ya, the ...
by Brent D
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 37
Views: 5080

Western facing F1 vendors list

I seem to see a lot of threads started asking about yixing that end up turning into requests for trusted vendors for F1 and older pots. Here are the ones I know of (not many). Lets make a list. http://2088taiwan.com/ https://emmettsteas.weebly.com/ http://zishaartgallery.com/product-category/yixing-...
by Brent D
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 21
Views: 3959

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)

Is anyone familiar with these vendors? I have never ordered from any of them.

https://www.citfest.com/vendors
by Brent D
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Wistaria Teahouse
Replies: 29
Views: 5980

Re: Wistaria Teahouse

teanomorechat
lol
by Brent D
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Li shan vendors in Taiwan
Replies: 44
Views: 7445

Re: Li shan vendors in Taiwan

Being that much of the Gaoshan aimed at western buyers is not what it claims to be, I am very glad to see this list. Thanks for sharing. I have purchased from several of these, and they were all good. Looks like I have a few more to try and track down. It would be pretty great if you could say "thi...