"Chinese Garden Inspired - Zhi Yu" Style Yixing Teapot

Teapot style: "Chinese Garden Inspired - Zhi Yu" Style Yixing Teapot ”止语“

Clay type: Original Ore Aged Tian Qing Clay 原矿老料天青泥

Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan

Craft: Fully handmade

Strainer type: 14-hole strainer

Capacity: 300ml

Length (the bottom of the body): 9cm 

Height without the lid: 8cm

The design of this teapot draws inspiration from the traditional Chinese garden.One side of the tea pot features a carving image of a crane and pine trees, which is considered a symbol of longevity and health. 

On the other side is craved with 止语, which means "Zhiyu," or "stopping speech," is a practice or lifestyle often advocated and applied in Buddhism, Zen meditation, and other contemplative practices. The purpose of zhiyu is to reduce unnecessary verbal communication, allowing practitioners to focus more on inner peace and enlightenment, thereby enhancing self-awareness and inner tranquility.

This teapot is not only has a beautiful appearance, but it's also an extremely practical pot to use for many kinds of teas, particularly for Dark Teas, Puer Tea and Black teas.

About Tian Qing Ni 天青泥: it is one type of Zi Ni and considered to be one of the best clay among Zi Ni varieties.  According to "Yixing Zisha Mineral book", this clay was one of the most expensive clay to purchase during the Qing Dynasty, only the masters could afford to use it.  It has long been unseen in modern times. However, due to the construction of Zisha Road in Ding Shu town, this once-extinct Tian Qing Clay has reappeared. The primary mineral components of Tian Qing Ni include hydromica, kaolinite, quartz, iron, and mica fragments and very similar to Zi Ni. After firing, the clay shows a purple-brown hue with a bluish-gray tone. The clay is fine-textured and has a high iron content, producing tea that is gentle, smooth, and sweet. Like Zisha (purple clay), it is suitable for brewing, black tea, oolong tea, Pu'er tea, and Dark tea.

Only one in stock, so the pot photographed is the pot you will receive.

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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