Who has ordered from zishayixing.com?
I saw that at least one other person here has ordered teapots from zishayixing.com
Has anyone else given it a try, and could you please share your impressions?
There have been some rather negative reviews on teachat.com as a few people have had disappointing experiences upon reception.
But those are from September 2011, and I hear the owner has been making efforts to get things back on track.
So, anyone got recent impressions to share?
I’ve no experience with them personally, but I’ll ask at tea club next time I’m there. Probably next week though, the way the weather is looking.
Here’s a thread on someone’s experience with them. It was positive.
yes, that’s the one i was referring to.
I was wondering if there had been more accounts or hearsay since.
Sorry, I didn’t catch that you had found it the perils of skimming;). I remember someone talking about ordering, but I don’t recall them reporting back if they did.
My experience was great. The owner was very communicative and easy to work with and the teapot is really well made. I would highly recommend.
So I ordered the following two pots…
Very excited to see them when they arrive :)
The shop owner was very helpful, and very upfront about past problems. I hope my experience is as great as TastyBrew’s! I will definitely be back with pictures of the actual pots.
So following up on this:
-I received my teapots in record time with the DHL shipping. They arrived within the week, and they had to travel to the other side of the world to Montreal.
-They were extremely well-packaged, and they even came in little padded wooden cases, and in draw-string bags.
-The pots themselves are exactly as pictured.
-The clay is good quality: it smells right, has a good cling when tapped, doesn’t loose colour when boiled, the water hangs well, the craftsmanship is very good, the lids fit tightly – they even withstand the inversion test!
We’ve seasoned the dian-ni one, and plan to use it with pouchongs and greener oolongs.
We tried some Si Ji Chun in it and it was a pleasure to use. Good ergonomics, easy on the eye… The clays is obviously still a little bit greedy for the aroma, but it doesn’t take a lot of flavour away, and it’s only gonna get better with use.
We’re seasoning the Jing-lan tomorrow :D
All this to say – I recommend this shop and would definitely buy there again.
Go and have a look – they have a great selection :)