Teapot style name: "Xi Shi" Style Yixing Teapot 西施壶
Clay type: Da Hong Pao 大红袍泥
Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 9-hole strainer
Length (body only): 8.5cm
Height without the lid: 5.5cm
A classic style of "Xi Shi" is fully hand-made from Da Hong Pao Clay which is a type of Red Clay. The pot is beautiful finished giving a naturally glossy look and silk to the touch. The Da Hong Pao clay is extremely rare and high density of exquisite quality with a high degree of crystallisation. Over time brewing tea gives the teapot a highly pleasing bright red colour and the tea is soft, smooth and great tasting.
This teapot is almost ideal to brew any Oolong teas especially for lightly roasted oolongs such as Tie Guan Yin, Alishan High Mountain Oolongs and also Puer teas.
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 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.