Capacity: Approximately 150ml
This teapot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
This teapot was made of original ore lao zini (old purple clay) mined from No. 4 Mine in Huanglongshan Yixing. It has been aged for 8 years. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea. Click here for more information on zini and tea pairing with Yixing Teapots.
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.