My current plan is to purchase a teapot from Yunnan Sourcing (I have my eye trained on this one, as it’s attractive and affordable: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/jin ... apot-130ml) as well as a cheap porcelain gaiwan to serve as my primary brewing vessels (I was planning to buy this one: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/whi ... wing-100ml). I am also planning to purchase a cha hai, a filter, and two porcelain tea cups to complement the teapot and the gaiwan. This all will come out to about $90, which is already a bit more than I’d like to spend, but I’d like to continue drinking+purchasing tea even after I’ve made a dent in my current stockpile, so the investment is justifiable to me.
I’ve listed the teas I currently have below, and I was hoping that you guys might be able to critique my current plans in light of what I’m going to be consuming. I’m primarily interested in feedback regarding my choice of teapot, and whether it would be suitable as a dedicated pot for the oolongs I have, which are by far the most substantial part of my little collection(I intend to use the gaiwan as a sort of work horse vessel for brewing anything that might interfere with the seasoning of the teapot), but I also welcome any other advice you guys may offer! Thanks!
- a fairly darkly roasted Tie Guanyin from this vendor in Taiwan: (https://wangtea.com.tw)
- another sort of slightly lighter-roast Tie Guanyin from another Taiwanese vendor(http://www.linmaosen.com)
- A bit of Oriental Beauty
- A bit of Baozhong
- I have a black tea cake that I purchased from Yunnan Sourcing a long while ago
- A half of a cake that I purchased in Taiwan (I can try to upload a picture of the label later - it’s not at hand at the moment)
- a number of 25/50 gram samples of both ripe and raw pu-er that I’d purchased from Yunnan sourcing a few years back