"Tong Qu" Da Hong Pao Clay Yixing Teapot

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Yixing Teapot Style: "Tong Qu" 童趣壶

Clay type: Original Ore Red Clay - Da Hong Pao 原矿大红袍

Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 7-hole strainer

Capacity: Approximately 300ml

Dimensions: 10cm

Height without the lid: 8cm

One of newest teapot Zhou Shu Yuan has created under her mother - Dong Ya Fang's contribution and supervision. The bottom of the teapot states with the artist  Zhou Shu Yuan's seal, and her mother's name "亚芳监制“ Ya Fang Supervision on the right hand side, and on the left states ”道洪传人“ means Dao Hong's successor which this is the first time she is allowed to have the name "Dao Hong" to appear on her work. Dao Hong is his first name, the family name is He, He Dao Hong is one the most prominent Yixing pottery artists.  Both Dong Ya Fang and Zhou Shu Yuan learns their pottery skills from He Dao Hong.  

A beautiful and charming teapot, made with one of the best vermilion clay - Da Hong Pao which gives a bright red colour. The pot is carefully polished and made the surface extremely smooth and shiny like baby's skin.  The engraved picture shows children playing fireworks during the new year which adds a touch of jolly and happiness. 

This teapot can be used to brew many types teas, especially Puer Tea and Red Tea. 

 All our Yixing teapots are fully handmade, we only have one of a kind in stock.  

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. You will notice that the pot shows different colour under different light. 

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.