"Chinese Garden Inspired" Style Purple Clay Yixing Teapot

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Teapot style: "Chinese Garden" Style Yixing Teapot ”鍾靈毓秀“紫砂壶

Clay type: Original Ore Aged Purple Clay 原矿老紫泥

Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 14-hole strainer

Capacity: 300ml

Length (body only): 10cm

Height without the lid: 6cm

The design of this teapot draws inspiration from the traditional Chinese garden, known for their harmony with nature, intricate layouts, balance, symbolism and use of various elements such as water, rocks, plants, pavilions, and pathways to create a serene and beautiful environment. The finial, spout and handle are crafted to resemble rocks.  The surface of body has been polished extremely smooth, resembling a calm pond.  

One side of the tea pot features a carving image of Mi Fu bowing to a stone.  This scene originated from both historical facts and a folk story. According to the story, Mi Fu was struck by an imposing rock, following which he bowed deeply to the stone, addressing it as "Elder Brother Rock".  

On the other side is 鍾靈毓秀 Zhong Ling Yu Xiu to express that it gathers the spiritual essence of heaven and earth, nurturing exceptional individuals, refers to the beautiful landscapes that give rise to outstanding talents. 

This teapot is not only has a beautiful appearance, but it's also an extremely practical pot to use for many kinds of teas, particularly for Dark Teas, black teas.

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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