Capacity: Approximately 120ml
This teapot features a diancai 点彩 painting of bats (a symbol of good fortune) applied by a local artist. The design is painted by hand.
This Teapot was made of original ore zini (purple clay) mined from No. 4 Mine in Huanglongshan Yixing. It has been aged for around 1 year. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea.
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.