Teapot style: "Bamboo Leaf"
Clay type: Huang Jin Duan Clay (Duan Ni) 原矿段泥
Craft: Fully handmade by Zhou Shu Yuan
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Dimensions of teapot body: 8.5cm (W) x 6.5cm (H)
Inspired by the natural bamboo shape, handcraft from a high quality clay of Huang Jin Duan by Zhou Shu Yuan. Huang Jin Duan clay is one of Duan Ni clay and is quite rare compared to other Duan Ni Clay. The pot is beautifully finished with little decoration of bamboo leaves, very easy to handle. It works very well for green, white tea, young & mid-aged Puer teas, and light oolongs.
Only one in stock, so the pot photographed is the pot you will receive.
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Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared or "opened" before their first use. This process is essential to remove any impurities, dust, sand or residual odros that may be present in the clay from the firing process. Additionally, it helps to further open the pores of the clay, whcih is one of the unique characteristics of Yixing teapots that allows them to absorb and enhance the flavours of the tea brewed in them over time. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the process:
1. Rinsing the teapot under warm water, then wipe gently inside and outside of the pot with a new non-scratch sponge scourer to remove sediment trapped in the unglazed clay.
2. Boiling Water Rinse: Pour boiling water over the entire surface of the Yixing teapot starting from the knob. After wettign the exterior, pour boiling water inside the pot. Wait for 10 minutes allow the clay absorb the heat and further open its pores.
3. Empty the pot and Rinsing with cold water to help to cool down the pot and remove any remaning rsidues.
4. Repeat Hot and Cold Water Rinsing.
After completing these steps, your Yixing teapot should be well-prepared 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 overnight.
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.