Capacity: Approximately 130ml
The clay used for this teapot has been named "Lengjinhuang" by the studio after the famous example from the Qing Dynasty for its similar colour. However, this clay is different from that used for the Qing Dynasty teapot (the origins of the original Lengjinhuang are uncertain). This clay is a type of original ore duanni mined from Huanglong Mountain. In character and color it is closest to Huangjin Duan. Like other duanni, it is favoured for rounding out the harsher notes of some teas. It is very porous compared to other zisha and is better at retaining heat.
You can read more about the category of Yixing Clay known as Duanni in our article here.
This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor shapes the main body by hand using a moulding tool. The handle, spout, holes, and the finishing touches are done by hand. 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.
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.