Style: "Xu Hai" 虚怀（竹）紫砂壶
Clay type: Original Ore Di Cao Qing 原矿底槽清
Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Length (body only): 8cm
Height without the lid: 8.50cm
An elegant teapot made by Zhou Shu Yuan. The teapot has tall with slight curved body, the handle and spout is bamboo style, the body is crafted with gentle line looking like the patten of real bamboo. The large lid design not only made the pot look very stable and also is very easy for using, especially brewing large-leaf teas. The teapot button is made look like a stone.
About the clay: Di Cao Qing 底槽清 belongs to the group of purple clay (Zi Sha), which is located at the bottom of the mine layer. It is a high-quality ore in Zi Sha with fine and pure clay texture. The biggest characteristic of Di Cao Qing raw ore is the presence of grey spots, known as "chicken eyes". After firing, the chicken eyes will show yellow color and yellow particles can be seen in the teapot, looks like starry points.
After firing, it becomes hard, delicate and glossy with a brown colour. It changes quickly with using, and becomes even more rich and elegant shine.
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.