"Xiao Ying" Style Yixing Teapot 150ml

Teapot style: "Smiling flower" Style Yixing Teapot 笑櫻紫砂壶

Clay type: Original Ore Zhu Ni  原矿朱泥

Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 14-hole strainer

Capacity: 150ml

Length (body only): 7.5cm

Height without the lid: 5cm

The body of the teapot features rounded and graceful lines, with its fullness resembling the shape of a genie's lamp. The rounded lid fits snugly, with perfect alignment between the outer and inner rims and the knob slightly protrudes. The small and delicate handle curves elegantly and the spout exhibits a charming appearance.

About Zhu Ni: This teapot is made with the original ore of Zhu Ni, which has a firm and dense body structure, with a reddish hue slightly tinged with an orange sheen. The texture is warm, smooth, and translucent. One distinctive characteristic of Zhu Ni is its high iron oxide content, ranging from 14% to 18%. This iron content is a primary reason why Zhu Ni teapots turn red after firing.  Due to the delicate nature of Zhu Ni and its high shrinkage rate of 30% to 40% from raw clay to the final product, the overall yield is typically only around seventy percent. 

This teapot would be superb choice for brewing any oolong teas, red/black tea and puer tea.

Only one in stock, so the pot photographed is the pot 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.

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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