Tall "Zi Yuan Xing Fang" Black Clay Yixing Teapot

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Teapot style: "Zi Yuan Xing Fang" 智园行方

Clay type: Black clay as the main clay for the whole teapot, and black clay and Di Cao Qing clay mixed together for the surface as decoration. 

Di Cao Qing is one kind of Zi Ni or purple clay. The name of Di Cao Qing roughly translates to "the bottom layer of mined zisha ore". 

Craft: Fully handmade by Zhou Chen Tao

Strainer type: 9-hole strainer

Capacity: 160ml

Pouring speed: 14 seconds

Length (body only): 10cm

Height without the lid: 4.5cm 

This teapot is mainly made from the Black Clay (黑墩头黑泥). Then the mixture of Di Cao Qing clay and Black clay creates the beautiful patten to cover the body of the teapot and the top of the lid to decorate the teapot.  The flat shape and short spout makes a very versatile teapot, it can be used for most kind of teas, any Puer Tea, any oolongs not mater it is roasted or not roasted. It can also be used for green tea and white tea due to its shallow body with large lid which allow the heat to escape fast. 

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 would 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 and let it cool down naturally; repeat for two or three times, your new Yixing teapot is ready to 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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