"Star Trek" Yixing Teapot 260ML

Teapot style name: "Tain Ji " Yixing Teapot 天际壶

Clay type: Original Ora Jiang Po Ni  原矿降坡泥

Artist: Zhou Chen Tao 

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 16-hole strainer

Capacity: 260ml

Length (body only): 8.5cm

Height without the lid: 5.5cm

This teapot is name as ”Tian Ji“ means the skyline by the artist Zhou Chen Tao, but I think it looks like the spaceship or characters of Star Trek. 

Jiang Po Ni: the original ore of Jiang Po Ni contains Duan Ni, Red Ni, Purple Ni and many other symbiotic ores, after firing, the clay shows deep orange red colour with many shades of red and yellow particles. Looking the clay under the sunlight, you would notice many colour and sparking shining through the clay. Due to its natural characters of Jiang Po Ni with small size pot, this pot would be perfect for any roasted oolongs such as Phoenix Dan Cong or Wu Yi Rock Tea. 

All our Yixing teapots are fully handmade, we only have one of a kind in stock.  

Please Note:
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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.

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