<![CDATA[New Products from Main Website]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/rss/catalog/new/store_id/1/ Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000 Zend_Feed en_GB http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[130ml Private order (264)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/130ml-po-264.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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<![CDATA[150ml Private order (260)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/150ml-po-260.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[90ml Private order (266)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/90ml-po-266.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[170ml Private order (267)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/170ml-po-267.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[215ml Private order (268)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/215ml-po-268.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[230ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 213]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/230ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-213.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period & still with the original export stickers attached. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[220ml early 90's Factory 1 Zisha 214]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/220ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-214.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the early 90's Gold Sticker period & still with the original export stickers attached. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[220ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Heini 215]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/220ml-1987-1992-factory-1-heini-215.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period & still with the original export stickers attached. These teapots are made from good quality heini clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[130ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 216]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/130ml-1987-1992-factory-1-heini-216.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[115ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Heini 217]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/115ml-1987-1992-factory-1-heini-217.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period. These teapots are made from good quality heini clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[170ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 218]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/170ml-1987-1992-factory-1-218.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[150ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 219]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/150ml-1987-1992-factory-1-219.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 period. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement. The flat, large lid design lends itself to brewing large leafed teas well such as sheng puerh or wuyi yancha

£138.00
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<![CDATA[160ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Hongni 220]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/160ml-1987-1992-factory-1-220.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 period. These teapots are made from good quality hongni clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is ok, with a little movement but not a problem for brewing. The flat, large lid design lends itself to brewing large leafed teas well such as sheng puerh or wuyi yancha

£138.00
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<![CDATA[130ml Private order (263)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/130m-po-263.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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<![CDATA[150ml Private order (250)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/110ml-private-order-b-1060.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Qing Shui Ni clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[160ml Private order (251)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/160m-po-251.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Qing Shui Ni clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[120ml Private order (253)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[180ml Private order (254)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1064.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[160ml Private order (255)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1065.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[170ml Private order (256)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1066.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[170ml Private order (257)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1067.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[120ml Private order (258)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1068.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[120ml Private order (259)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-po-253-1069.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000
<![CDATA[120ml Factory 1 Hongni Pear]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/120ml-factory-1-hongni-pear.html

We can't be sure exactly of the date of these pots. They seem to either be from the 1987-1992 White Sticker Period or the subsequent 1990's Hologram sticker period of Factory 1. They were the same price to purchase as the earlier period pots, but I've priced them slightly cheaper since I can't be 100% sure.

Date aside, they're well made. The hongni clay is good and the lid fit is good. Inside is a single hole filter.

£118.00
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<![CDATA[170ml Factory 1 Duo Qiu 208]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/170ml-1900-s-factory-1-duo-qiu-208.html

These pots were produced by Factory 1 during the early 1990's. They're well made, using good quality clay and have good lid fit. Inside is a single hole filter.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[140ml 'Green Sticker' Factory 1 Ba Le]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/140ml-green-sticker-factory-1-ba-le.html

These pots were made by Yixing Factory 1 during the late 70's to early 80's and still feature the original green "Made in China" export sticker used during this time. Pots from this time period are very highly sought after due to the quality of the clay,

The Zisha clay is excellent. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid-fit of some of these pots is slightly loose, which is a characteristic of this period, but with skill this is not a problem when brewing.

£266.00
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<![CDATA[130ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 209]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/130ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-209.html

Made by Yixing Factory 1 during the 1987-1992 White Sticker period & still with the original export stickers attached. These teapots are made from good quality zisha clay. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is good, with very little movement.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[90ml "Green Sticker" Yixing Zisha 210]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/90ml-green-sticker-yixing-zisha-210.html

These pots were made by Yixing Factory 1 during the late 70's to early 80's. They once had a green "Made in China" sticker for export, though these have been removed. Pots from this time period are very highly sought after due to the quality of the clay,

The Zisha clay is excellent. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid-fit of these pots is generally good though some might be slightly loose. This is a characteristic of this period, but with skill this is not a problem when brewing.

£266.00
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<![CDATA[90ml "Green Sticker" Yixing Zisha 211]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/90ml-green-sticker-yixing-zisha-210-1058.html

These pots were made by Yixing Factory 1 during the late 70's to early 80's. We have two of these pots - one with the original green sticker, one without. To be fair, the pot sent will be chosen at random. Pots from this time period are very highly sought after due to the quality of the clay,

The Zisha clay is excellent. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid-fit of these pots is generally good though some might be slightly loose. This is a characteristic of this period, but with skill this is not a problem when brewing.

£266.00
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<![CDATA[100ml "Green Sticker" Yixing Zisha 212]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/90ml-green-sticker-yixing-zisha-210-1059.html

These pots were made by Yixing Factory 1 during the late 70's to early 80's. Originally this would have had a green sticker for export, though this has been removed over the years. Pots from this time period are very highly sought after due to the quality of the clay,

The Zisha clay is excellent. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid-fit of this pot is good.

£266.00
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<![CDATA[125ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Heini 204]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/125ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-204.html

Produced by Yixing Factory 1 during the years 1987-1992 and still bears the original sticker. This teapot is well made from high quality heini clay and has good lid-fit. Inside is a single hole filter.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[2016 Spring EoT Huangshanshu Single Tree]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2016-spring-eot-huangshanshu-single-tree.html

This was one of the cakes offered as part of our Puerh tea club. The idea with this tea club was to offer the best of the puerh we could find that year as part of a subscription package. After shipping all the subscriptions we have a few cakes of certain teas remaining in stock, so have decided to offer them for general sale online.

This tea is from the same garden as our 2015 Huangshanshu puerh tea

. This year we asked them to process each of the biggest trees separately and pressed these teas as single tree cakes. Single tree tea offers a purity and refinement that is difficult (if not impossible) to match once different trees have been blended together. The tea is thick, smooth and very elegant in the mouth and throat. The aftertaste is steady and long-lasting. Single tree tea usually isn't feasible to do on any kind of commercial scale & this was a special production we made for the purposes of the puerh tea club.

Starting at: £0.55

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<![CDATA[2016 Spring EoT Manlin]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2016-eot-manlin-1045.html

This was one of the cakes offered as part of our Puerh tea club. The idea with this tea club was to offer the best of the puerh we could find that year as part of a subscription package. After shipping all the subscriptions we have a few cakes of certain teas remaining in stock, so have decided to offer them for general sale online.

The Manlin is a strong, powerful tea. Manlin is a village in Manzhuan (one of the 6 Ancient Famous Tea mountains), and has many ancient trees growing in the forest. This tea stuck out for us - it's without a doubt the purest and most concentrated tea i've tasted from this region. The taste is thick and rich. There's a long aftertaste and a god bitterness and strength when pushed. Brewing more gently this is easily controllable and makes a good option for drinking either now or ageing for the future.

Starting at: £0.43

]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 23:15:19 +0000 <![CDATA[115ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 201]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/115ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-201.html

Produced by Yixing Factory 1 during the years 1987-1992 & still has the original sticker. This teapot is well made from high quality clay and has good lid-fit. Inside is a single hole filter.

£138.00
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<![CDATA[125ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Zisha 202]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/125ml-1987-1992-factory-1-zisha-202.html Produced by Yixing Factory 1 during the years 1987-1992. This teapot is well made from high quality clay and has good lid-fit. Inside is a single hole filter.
£138.00
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<![CDATA[175ml 1987-1992 Factory 1 Hongni 203]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/175ml-1987-1992-factory-1-hongni-202.html Produced by Yixing Factory 1 during the years 1987-1992. This teapot is well made from high quality hongni clay and has good lid-fit. Inside is a single hole filter.
£138.00
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<![CDATA[250ml 1987-1992 Hongni 205]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/250ml-1987-1992-hongni-205.html

Produced by Yixing Factory 1 during the years 1987-1992. This teapot is well made from high quality hongni clay and has good lid-fit. Inside is a single hole filter.

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£138.00
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<![CDATA[1992 Da Ye Loose Leaf Sheng Puerh]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/1992-da-ye-loose-leaf-sheng-puerh.html

This is a nicely aged loose leaf puerh. As with most aged loose leaf puerhs, there is some blending that has happened over the years. It was sold to me as being from 1992, but after tasting it several times, I'd suggest that many of the leaves are from a little later (~mid-90's).

Nonetheless, this is an excellent loose leaf aged puerh, with an exceedingly clean taste, smooth character and long sweet aftertaste. The leaves are large, thick and strong, with their flavour concentrated towards the back of the mouth and throat, suggesting their origins from old trees.

This is a great choice for those wanting an nicely aged puerh of a high quality that is inexpensive enough for everyday drinking.

(min 30g sample)

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<![CDATA[2016 Autumn Yibang Smaller Trees]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2016-autumn-yibang-smaller-trees.html

The counterpart to our Autumn Ancient Tree tea from Yibang, these are the smaller trees from the same garden. Counterintuitively the smaller trees in Yibang have bigger leaves - being a different varietal than the ancient small leaf varietal that Yibang is known for. This makes a nice comparison though.

The taste is pure and clean. Comparitively - it's less thick and nuanced than the older trees, but it makes a very pleasant tea to drink at a price that makes it suitable for daily drinking.

Starting at: £0.14

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<![CDATA[2016 Autumn Yibang Ancient Tree]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2016-autumn-yibang-ancient-tree.html

This tea was produced as part of our Puerh tea Club shipment but we had some cakes remaining and have decided to offer these publicly for sale.

There were two teas from the same farmer. We'd asked him to separate the ancient trees in his garden from the smaller trees. Usually farmers pick both together - it's less work and they can sell them for a higher price. The ancient trees in Yibang tend to be small leaf varietal.

This tea is very nice - thick and substantial in the mouth and very satisfying. To criticise it I'd say it's a little astringent and slightly bitter but these are small faults and the tea is very pleasurable to drink. This autumn tea is substantially cheaper than the spring tea from the same trees and in my mind makes for a good alternative.

(min 20g sample)

Starting at: £0.40

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<![CDATA[1980's Pinglin Baozhong Aged Oolong]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/1980-s-pinglin-baozhong-aged-oolong.html

One of the first teas we ever offered online was a 1970's Baozhong that sold out a long time ago. Since then we've been trying to find something of similar quality and age. This is no small task - most of the aged baozhong on the market is either of poor quality, poorly stored or excessively priced. On our last trip to Taiwan we were searching for puerh, but happened to casually mention baozhong with an old acquaintance and he pulled this out for us to try.

Straight away I was very impressed by this tea. It's clean, rich and vibrant and displays the lovely plum notes that make aged baozhong so delightful. This is nicely aged and an excellent example of this style of tea.

(min 15g sample)

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<![CDATA[Yixing Plates]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/yixing-plates.html

The collector I bought these from estimated that they were from the 70's. I haven't been able to date these exactly, but from the feel of the clay and workmanship, and to be on the safe side, I'd be inclined to say maybe 80's. There are several of these, with different Chinese zodiac signs.

Dating aside, they're nice old yixing clay plates that make a good addition to the tea table. Either for placing the teapot on, or cups on when brewing gongfu tea. 14cm diameter

(The teapot in the last photo is just as an example - not for sale)

Starting at: £48.00

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<![CDATA[2016 Da Xue Shan Ancient Wild Red Tea]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2016-spring-da-xue-shan-ancient-wild-red-tea.html

This was a late addition to our selection from Spring 2016. Kathy found it from a new contact she met and was surprised and impressed by the quality.

I think this is one of the best hongcha's we've stocked so far. The trees are wild and old and the environment is very pure. The processing has been clean and the resulting tea is pure and thick with good body and a bit of a punch.

I'm very happy to offer this tea for tea lovers in the west - it goes a long way to highlighting many of the qualities I think are very special in wild tea.

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<![CDATA[200ml 1980's Yu Hua Long Factory one]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/200ml-1980-s-yu-hua-long-factory-one.html

We recently came across a batch of three different size of these teapots & after confirming their authenticity, immediately bought them all. They're really very well made and come in original boxes (though some boxes have a little water damage)

The pots themselves are very well made and use good quality zini. They're medium/high fired & very nice to use. Inside is a meltable filter. For those seeking a good quality Factory1 Yu Hua Long Zini pot from this period, these are a great choice.

£138.00
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