Teapot style: "Round sky and square earth" Style Yixing Teapot 天圆地方紫砂壶
Clay type: Original Ore Black Clay 原矿黑泥
Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 14-hole strainer
Length (body only): 10.5cm
Height without the lid: 8.50cm
This teapot is designed in a square shape but with rounded corners and edges which the shape is inspired with ancient idea of ”Round sky and square earth“. In ancient times, the Chinese viewed the heaven as "rounded" while the earth as "square". This was known as "Tian Yuan Di Fang 天圆地方" and influenced various aspect of Chinese culture, especially in traditional Chinese architecture.
Hei Ni or black clay is extremely rare nowadays. This Hei Ni ore was excavated few decades ago and have being kept for future use. The clay will become even dark colour after brewing with tea. Hei Ni clay is almost good to use for any types of teas.
There is only one teapot 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.