"Plum Blossom" Zi Ni Yixing Teapot

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Teapot style: Plum Blossom 梅影壶

Clay type: Zi Ni - Purple clay 原矿紫泥

Craft: Fully handmade

Zi Sha Pottery Artist: Huang Yu 黄昱

Strainer type: 7-hole strainer

Capacity: Approximately250ml 

Dimensions: 6.7cm diameter of the bottom & 6cm on the rim; 8cm height (including lid)

This elegant teapot is handcraft by Huang Yu with the original ore of Zi Ni (aka. purple clay).  The pot is decorated with plum blossoms and the handle is made to look like the branch of the plum blossom tree. The pot is extremely well polished and gives its very shine and smooth look.  A perfect teapot could be used for any of your favourite teas, the round bottom help the leaves to open and slight smaller neck help to reserve the aroma of a tea. 

The teapot photographed is the teapot you will receive. 

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
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. 

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