Teapot style: "Fang Gu" Style Yixing Teapot 仿古紫砂壶
Clay type: Original Ore Zhu Ni (pear skin) Clay 原矿梨皮朱泥
Artist: Zhou Shu Yuan
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 14-hole strainer
Length (body only): 7.5cm
Height without the lid: 5cm
This unique teapot design imitates the appearance of ancient battlefield drums, endowing the teapot with a distinct historical and cultural charm. This design presents a flattened body, rounded belly, gradually narrowing upwards, and ultimately forming a drum-like shape at the neck or spout. The lid fits snugly with the mouth's rim, forming a seamless circular line that's both rounded and full. The loop handle rises evenly. The overall structure is harmonious and balanced, exhibiting a well-proportioned unity.
This teapot would be a superb choice for brewing any oolong teas and red teas, brewing in Gongfu way.
About Pear-skin Zhu Ni clay: a type of Zhu Ni clay that possesses the inherent characteristics of Zhu NI. However, there are distinctions between the two: Pear-skin Zhu Ni exhibits a pronounced granular texture with more sand particles, resulting in a visually coarse and rough appearance that mimics the texture of pear skin. On the other hand, Zhu Ni appears smooth and bright, with a slightly orange-tinged red hue. It boasts a deep vermilion colour with a subtle hint of orange sheen, exuding warmth, translucence, and a wonderful tactile sensation."
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 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.