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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Deep Purple Teapot (130ml)


This teapot is fully handmade using zisha Top quality aged purple clay ( 老紫泥 ), 30 years aging. This results in a very fascinating deep brownish purple color. The design is simple, traditional yet with the top quality clay as raw material, creating a perfect pot for making tea.


More information about Yixing Classification can be found : Yixing Clay Type


The aged purple mud is the purple clay of Huanglong Mountain. It was refining and aged since the 1980s, and its existence is limited. It is high fired at about 1180 degrees.  After firing, it is slightly purple and reddish inside , the color is mature and stable, dignified and solemn. After the raising,  there is a hint of imperial glaze in the simplicity which makes it one of the most popular clay type. It goes well with most teas including :Light Roasted Oolongs , Raw & Ripe Puerh, Black , White , Green Teas


This teapot holds approximately 130ml (+/- 5ml) and features a ball filter and tight-fitting lid. The walls of this teapot are relatively thick and 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 Purple Clay Deep Purple Teapot (130ml)

SKU: twypot163
$328.00 Regular Price
$295.20Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( Aged Purple Clay : 老紫泥 ) 30 Year Aging

    Volumn : 130 ml (+/- 5 ml)


    Length: 10.5 cm
    Width: 6 cm 
    Height: 6 cm 


    Teas to Match : Light Roasted Oolongs , Raw & Ripe Puerh, Black , White , Green Teas


    Artist : Zhǎng Shēng Chāng Studio ( 長昇昌 )


    Certificate : Available


    Gift Box : Available


    Date of Creation : 2018

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