Capacity: Approximately 225ml
This is an yixing teapot made from hand-picked red Jiangponi 降坡泥 (jiangpo hongni 降坡红泥). This clay was hand-picked from among red jiangponi ore for its greater percentage of hongni. The ore was then processed and aged by the studio. Jiangpo hongni is classified as a type of hongni and will absorb less of the aroma/flavour than most zini but will round the flavour more than zhuni.
You can read more about jiangponi in our blog entry here.
As the teapot is used it will develop a shine.
This teapot shape is known as shipiao. 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.
This teapot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio. The stamp at the bottom of the teapot may vary from that shown in the photos. The teapot stamp may have the mark of Lin Hanpeng, Chen Chunhong or the mark of Mud&Leaves in Chinese Characters: 泥葉堂。 All three stamps are used exclusively in connection with Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
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.