Teapot style: "Bamboo Leaf"
Clay type: Huang Jin Duan Clay (Duan Ni) 原矿段泥
Craft: Fully handmade by Zhou Shu Yuan
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Dimensions of teapot body: 10.5cm (W) x 5.5cm (H)
Naturalistic style with the prunus mume's flower-form body and the gnarled truck of a prunus tree on the handle and spout. Handcraft from a high quality clay of Huang Jin Duan by Zhou Shu Yuan. Huang Jin Duan clay is one of Duan Ni clay and is quite rare compared to other Duan Ni Clay. The pot is beautifully finished with little decoration of bamboo leaves, very easy to handle. It works very well for green, white tea, young & mid-aged Puer teas, and light oolongs.
All our Yixing teapots are fully handmade, we only have one of a kind in stock.
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Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust/sand from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then wipe gently inside and outside of the pot with a new non-scratch sponge scourer to remove sediment trapped in the unglazed clay.
Then, filling the teapot with boiling water, wait for 10 minutes, empty the pot; repeat one more time, the new Yixing teapot is ready for use.
Daily cleaning and seasoning
Empty the leaves after each use, rinse with boiling water, drain, wipe water away with clean soft cloth, and then lid off, place the body upside, let it air dry for one or two days.
Do not ever use any detergent or soap than water to clean the pot.
Do not let the potcome into contact with other strong smell such as cooking fume, cigarette smoke, perfume.