"Phoenix" Zi Ni Clay Yixing Teapot 220ML

Teapot style: "Phoenix" style 事事如意壶

Clay type: Aged Zi Ni 原矿老紫泥

Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 14-hole strainer

Capacity: 220ml

Length (body only): 8cm

Height without the lid: 6.5cm

A very well made Yixing teapot is hand-made from aged purple clay (Zi Ni).  The finished product is naturally glossy and silk to the touch. The design of 14 holes strainer allow the water to pour out very fast therefore the pot will be perfect one for brewing any Shu Puer Teas, aged Sheng Puer and any Dark 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. If you would like to see more pictures of this teapot, please do let email us.

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 would 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 and let it cool down naturally; repeat for two or three times, your new Yixing teapot is ready to 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.