I feel alive again!
Having the last of Top of the Clouds sample, can confirm it's super smooth and thin bodied in the yixing.
Finally I can get pour shots since my gorillapod came. I now take back all the complaints I ever made about leveling a surveying tripod, because leveling the gorrilapod is not possible. smh...one day I'll fork over a couple hundred for an actual tripod. So forgive the crappy framing, and just focus on therapeutic it is to watch tea being poured (just me? okay).
Also .gifs kill the image quality omg. Should've just shot a video with my phone and it'd look better. So here's a still shot from the sequence: