Hi everybody! Has anybody ordered a yixing teapot from funalliance.com? These pots all look nice but does anybody know anything about their quality?
i read somewhere that they stopped delivering? not very sure coz that was a while back. try to search it in discussions
They do have the look of cheap factory made pots, not hand made pots but I could be wrong. Any time a Yixing pot is less than $60 or so it is usually factory made. This is not necessarily a bad thing just not as good as hand made by a potter.
An added thought, I don’t see if they accept PayPal. If they do your covered in case they don’t ship. If they don’t I personally would avoid the site. There are better sites for Yixing Teapots although you may pay a little more. I would personally recommend Yunnan Sourcing and the EBay seller Missteapots.
I just found out that somebody is getting me this set as a gift. Do you think this is worth investing time and effort into, or should I look to return it/buy a new one
Teavivre is a reliable source of tea and teaware. The ten cups are probably not particularly useful but the pot should be a decent enough introductory pot. I’m sure it was mass produced not made by an individual artisan but I like Teavivre. I’ve got a very nice pot from them that cost a bit more than that set.