Teapot style:: "Ru Yi" Style Yixing Teapot 如意
Clay type: Da Hong Pao 大红袍泥
Artist: Huang Yu 黄昱国家级工艺美术师
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 9-hole strainer
Length (body only): 8cm
Height without the lid: 5cm
"Ru Yi" is a classic style of Yixing Teapot designed with a round body and carved with the Ru Yi imaged which represents as a motif in the depiction of heavenly clouds and frequently appeared on the Ru Yi sceptres as attributes of Buddhist saints and Daoist immortals. The Ru Yi images shows the auspicious meaning of following your heart's desires, or considering things from a positive perspective.
This teapot is made from high quality clay of Da Hong Pao which has a natural simplicity and soft feel in your hand. This clay will develop a strong and mature colour form long term use.
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.