I tested a €13 yixing pot in a youtube video

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Wed May 06, 2020 10:31 am

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Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm

Wow, you drank out of a teapot bought from alixpress, and you are STILL ALIVE!!
Great video, though this might fool people that its safe to order teaware or anything else through them. :D
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Wed May 06, 2020 7:45 pm

klepto wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Wow, you drank out of a teapot bought from alixpress, and you are STILL ALIVE!!
Great video, though this might fool people that its safe to order teaware or anything else through them. :D
It’s a Yixing in name only. I’d rather use a $5 gaiwan
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Wed May 06, 2020 7:50 pm

What that doesn’t tell you is that you probably can also buy the same pot for 50$ at a Western facing shop. :)
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Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 pm

Bok wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:50 pm
What that doesn’t tell you is that you probably can also buy the same pot for 50$ at a Western facing shop. :)
:cry: :sob: Don't red pill us so soon, we are fragile and can't take the truth :D
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Thu May 07, 2020 11:55 am

I've got some cheaper clay pots (bought for $5.99 or $6.99 about 10 years ago in a brick & mortar shop, Wing Hop Fung), but I worry less about drinking from them because they're too cheap to have had pretensions of Yixing-ness and thus too cheap to be worth any adulteration attempting to make them resemble Yixing.
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Thu May 07, 2020 7:46 pm

In theory yes, but the question that remains is: what are they made of?
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Fri May 08, 2020 6:02 am

klepto wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Wow, you drank out of a teapot bought from alixpress, and you are STILL ALIVE!!
Great video, though this might fool people that its safe to order teaware or anything else through them. :D
Thank you. And I tried to tell people should go to a reputable seller in the video. Maybe I could have made it a bit more clear that aliexpress is not a reputable seller :)
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Fri May 08, 2020 6:03 am

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:45 pm
It’s a Yixing in name only. I’d rather use a $5 gaiwan
Yes! I dont like gaiwans that much but I would consider it a safer option :)
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Bok wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:46 pm
In theory yes, but the question that remains is: what are they made of?
Random cheap clay, I presume that is cheaper than clay made up to resemble yixing.
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