"Tall Xu Bian" Style Yixing Teapot 高虚扁壶
Clay type: Jiang Po Ni 降坡泥
Artist: Huang Yu
Craft: Fully handmade
Strainer type: 9-hole strainer
Length (body only): 10cm
Height without the lid: 5.5cm
"Xu Bian" style teapot with flat body design is one of relatively difficult to make. The flat body with big lid and short spout is one of ideal shape for making Gong Fu Tea.
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.
The engraved writing on the pot is 雨过琴书润，风来翰墨香, which mean "playing the Guqin after the rain, the sound of the Guqin is even more pleasant; the calligraphy writing which is just written exude a refreshing fragrance in the breeze. (Theguqin is a plucked seven-stringChinese musical instrument).
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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.