This is a pre-order for a teapot that will be completed and shipped by early January, 2021.
Volume: Approximately 200ml
This is an yixing teapot made from benshan lüni 本山绿泥, a rarer kind of Yixing clay (zisha) with a pale yellow tone. This clay 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 benshan lüni clay, and other varieties of duanni clay, in our blog entry here.
This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor uses a molding tool to help shape the body. In fact, no machine was used in its shaping as the use of the tool is entirely manual.
You can read about half handmade teapots in our blog post 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.