7 buying tips
If you want to buy a Chinese Yixing teapot, you should know what to look for.
Here are 7 tips to help you buy one of these treasures for a lifetime of green tea enjoyment.
There are so many designs, shapes, and hues that you can express your most individualized tastes.
Teapots that are mass produced may cost only a few dollars.
Better quality ones will start around $30 U. S., with artisan collectibles costing thousands of dollars, and museum pieces costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Similar teapots made in other provinces may contain more clay which gives a more dull sound.
This metallic sound can only be tested before the teapot is put in water.
You can test the fit by filling it with water, putting your finger over the hole in the lid, and trying to pour.
Nothing should come out the spout if the lid is tight.
The most prized selections are the most elegant.
They are very light and thin, petite rather than large, and have the simple timeless beauty that comes from exquisite craftsmanship.
Owning several of these teaware treasures will bring a great deal of adventure into your life.
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This page was last updated by Sharon Jones.
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