Capacity: Approximately 220ml
Photos are of actual teapot. Only 1 available.
The style and carving of the teapot is a replica of the antique ziye shipiao that was auctioned off in 2013 for RMB 3.2M in The Beijing Poly International Auction. The original was made with zini mixed with pre-fired duanni. Ours is made with original ore dicaoqing. On one side is plum blossoms, and the other is carved with the poem: “ 几度花时醉花下 三年江北忆江南 ” and, “ 惜抱轩咏梅花句 盖先生不独以文传也 ". It can be roughly translate to: "It has been a few seasons since I experienced the intoxicating beauty of the flowers in blossom. How I miss Jiangnan (South of the Yangtze River) during these 3 years that I live in the north“.
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 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.