"Squirrel" Black Clay Yixing Teapot 110ml

Teapot style: Yixing Teapot - Squirrel 

Clay type: Pure Black Clay 原矿纯黑泥

Craft: Fully handmade by Zhou Shu Yuan 

Strainer type: 14-hole strainer

Capacity: 180ml

Pouring speed:

Length (body only): 9cm

Height without the lid: 4cm 

A very well made Squirrel Yixing teapot is hand-made from aged black clay (Zi Ni).  The finished product is naturally glossy and silk to the touch. The design of 14 holes strainer allow the water to pour out very fast therefore the pot will be suitable to brew for a short brewing time such as Wu Yi Rock Tea, Red Tea and also Puer Teas. 

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

Please Note:

We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colours and subtle tones slightly differently.

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.