Listing is for teapot only.
Capacity: Approximately 135ml
This teapot has cravings of a bamboo branch that were applied by hand. Teapot's carvings may vary slightly from photos as each teapot has them applied by hand.
This teapot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
This is an Yixing teapot made from original ore Xiao Hongni 小红泥 mined from Huanglong Mountain 黄龙山. The clay has been stored for over 3 years. Hongni is a versatile clay that will mute some of the harsher notes of a tea without dulling its profile. As the teapot is used it will develop a shine.
You can read more about hongni in our blog post on the topic here.
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.