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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Han Dynasty Treasure Teapot (225ml)


This Han Dynasty Treasure Teapot is fully handmade with top quality 35 years old aged purple clay. The pot is made to display the enticing curve combining with the delicate engraved calligrapgy.


It is engraved with "漢宮春, 一壺春色入杯中" meaning "Amid the spring in the Han Dynasty Palace, Spring can be found in the cup"


The 35 year old 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 280ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid. The walls of this teapot are thick,  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 Purple Clay Han Dynasty Treasure Teapot (225ml)

$655.00 Regular Price
$589.50Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( 35 year old Aged Purple Clay : 35年老紫泥 )

    Volumn : 280 ml


    Length: 14.5 cm
    Width: 10 cm 
    Height: 8 cm 


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


    Artist : Wu Jianping ( 吳建平 ) - Senior Yixing Pot Artist


    Certificate : Available


    Gift Box : Available


    Date of Creation : 2018

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