Size: Approximately 220ml
Only one available. Photos are of actual teapot.
This shipiao teapot features a hand carved pictures of Bamboo on both sides of the body.
This teapot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
This dicaoqing 底槽青 is original ore zisha (Yixing clay) from Huanglongshan Number 5 Mine. The clay has been aged for around 2 years. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea.
You can read more about Dicaoqing clay in our blog entry here.
This teapot shape is known as shipiao 石瓢. This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor uses a molding tool to shape the body, and uses his hands for the handle, spout, holes, and smoothing out the body. In fact, no machine was used in it's shaping as the use of the tool is entirely manual.
You can read more about half handmade teapots in our blog entry here.
Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then filling the teapot with boiling water and emptying it out two to three times. After this the teapot is ready for use.