"Oval Pumpkim" Duan Ni Yixing Teapot

Teapot style: "Oval Shape Pumpkim" 菱形南瓜壶

Clay type: Aged Duan Ni 原矿老段泥

Craft: Fully handmade

Zi Sha Pottery Artist: Huang Yu 黄昱

Strainer type: 7-hole strainer

Capacity: Approximately 250ml 

Dimensions: 6×5cm diameter of the bottom & 6.5×6cm on the rim; 5.5cm height (body only)

This teapot is almost would be ideal to brew for ball-shaped oolongs such as Tie Guan Yin, Alishan High Mountain Oolongs and Raw Puer teas because of big/round body provide enough space for the tea leaves to open.  It would be good for white tea and green teas.  

The teapot photographed is the teapot you will receve. 

Please Note:
We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colours and subtle tones slightly differently. If you have questions about the pot or more pictures, please email us. 

Preparation Before Use
All of our Yixing Teapots are made with extremely high quality and pure Zi Sha clay, there is really not much you need to do before you use.  Please following the simple steps below to "opening the pot" to remove 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 to allow the clay absolving water fully, 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.