They're not that exciting or great - they're from Rishi, and made by 经典陶坊; hold about 600g or so. They have a little bit of an odd smell, like some of those pots do when they first arrive. I boiled water and tea leaves in them a few times, let them dry for several days, and also tried leaving some charcoal and dry tea leaves inside. The tea is some super high fire Taiwanese high mountain oolong from a local shop that's cheap enough to experiment with, and that I think will taste Ok after it rests for a while (I think I sent you a sample of one of them).
I think I got the suggestion to use sealing wax rather than candle wax in the comments of:
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2008/02/ … n-jar.html
I don't have a good picture, but the coolest looking jars of this sort are the huge, kind of rustic, Taiwanese ones used for aging oolong, usually some sort of local earthenware with a glaze over it. The lid is usually sealed with some combination of cork, wax, and cloth that's sort of like those Japanese towels given out as gifts.
I used a hot melt glue gun with sealing wax. It was a little tricky, and my first attempts failed miserably; the wax didn't seem to bond well when I tried to apply it around the edge. So instead, I (as quickly as possible) put a layer of wax around the rim and pressed the lid down, then did a thin layer of wax around the edge. That seemed to work better. It seems to be an ok seal, but it would be really easy to break. Doesn't look as nice as I had hoped, but it's functional.
Note: if I didn't live somewhere fairly dry, and wasn't using a high-fired tea, I probably wouldn't be doing this experiment with an unglazed jar at all.
Jason (bears3x) made me a little canister based on our various discussions that's the perfect size for aging smaller amounts of oolong, and has a little inner lip that can be filled with wax, then another layer of wax can go around the edge.