Yixing Zisha Base Clay Aged Vine Hanwa Teapot
This teapot is fully handmade using zisha base clay ( 底槽清 ) and fired at 1150-1180 degrees celsius. It features an extremely wide lid opening, making it suitable for unruly larger leafed teas. This teapot features the aged vine in the nature clinging around the teapot
This teapot holds approximately 225ml (+/- 5ml) and features a large ball filter and tight-fitting lid, making it suitable for serving 2 people. Pour speed is approximately 12 seconds. Each teapot also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, 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 Base Clay Aged Vine Hanwa Teapot (225ml) (Name Carving)
Material : Zisha Clay ( Base Clay : 底槽清 )
Volumn : 225 ml
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 6.5 cm
Artist : Hui Fa Leung ( 許法良 )
Certificate : Available
Custom Made Name Carving : Available
Date of Creation : 2017