Yixing Zisha Red Clay Xishi Teapot
This teapot is fully handmade using zisha red clay ( 朱泥 ). The surface features crimson red resembling the passion of hot teas, straming out, ready to be poured. This Xishi has a large opening which allows large tea leaves to be served like raw puerh, dancongs, wuyi rock teas etc.
This teapot holds approximately 175ml (+/- 5ml) and features a ball filter and tight-fitting lid. 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 Red Clay Xishi Teapot (175ml) (Name Carving)
Material : Zisha Clay ( Red Clay : 朱泥 )
Volumn : 175 ml
Length: 11 cm
Width: 6 cm
Height: 7 cm
Artist : Chan Chuen Mei ( 陳春梅 )
Certificate : Available
Custom Made Name Carving : Available
Date of Creation : 2017