Yixing Zisha Aged Fault Clay Xishi Teapot
This teapot is fully handmade using precious zisha aged fault clay ( 老段泥 ). The feature of teapots made of aged fault clay is they will radiate a very beautiful and subtle glaze after patina or surface shine developed. Yet it is the most difficult clay teapot to get raised properly. Once, it is raised properly, all the hard work is well paid.
The Aged Fault Clay is produced in Huanglong Mountain, Yixing, Jiangsu Province, a symbiotic ore of the mountain green mud and purple mud. The Bushan green and purple clay are the original ore of purple sand. The meaning of symbiosis is natural formation, and the two muds have the same nature. The aged fault clay is a mature clay that has been preserved for over 10 years.
This teapot holds approximately 200ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid. Perfect for serving 1-2 people and the pour takes about 12 seconds. The walls of this teapot are relatively thin, but it allows for a very stable and comfortable hand feel that has to be experienced to fully appreciate. It also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, teapot shape and clay composition.
Zisha (‘purple sand’) describes the reddish-brown color of the sedimentary soil which settled in ancient lakes and is now buried deep underground. The clay is compressed under heavy sedimentary rock formations throughout the Yixing region, southwest of Shanghai, in China’s Jiangsu province. Huanglong Mountain near Dingshu township has been the source of high quality purple clay ore for centuries. The mountain itself is rather ordinary – neither grand or pretty – but it is 350 million years old.
These teapots are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage and develop a patina, which enhances the taste, color and aroma of fine tea.
Yixing Zisha Aged Fault Clay Xishi Teapot (200ml) (Name Carving)
Material : Zisha Clay ( Aged Fault Clay : 老段泥 )
Volumn : 200 ml
Length: 12 cm
Width: 9 cm
Height: 7.5 cm
Artist : Hui Fa Leung ( 許法良 )
Certificate : Available
Custom Made Name Carving : Available
Date of Creation : 2018