Teapot style: De Zhong （德钟壶）
Clay type: Da Hong Pao Clay (大红袍泥）
Artist: Huang Yu
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Length (body only): 10cm
Height without the lid: 5cm
A beautiful and classic shape of "De Zhong" teapot is fully hand-made from Da Hong Pao Clay which belongs to the red clay category.The pot is super nicely finished, and it already shows glossy and silk to the touch, and very easy to hold and pour.
"De Zhong" is one of the traditional and classic shapes. It was first created by Shao Dahen in Qing Dynasty. He was inspired by the shape of "Zhong" which is one kind of musical instruments in ancient times. "De" means morality. The overall design is to show the It shows good meanings. The straight body allows tea leaves spread inside of it, very good for puer. The straight spout super match to the body.
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 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; 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.