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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Roaring Dragon Teapot (270ml)

 

This teapot is fully handmade using zisha aged purple clay ( 老紫泥). This pot is full of surprise and you can always find many hidden detail on the pot body. The Dragon on the pot body is roaring in the sky chasing a dragon ball. The lid was made into crown symbolising the King overpowering the dragon. Each of the teapots from this series employs a higher level of craftsmanship & effort than what is commonly found and is reflected in the quality and details of the pots.

 

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 270ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat 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 Aged Purple Clay Roaring Dragon Teapot (270ml)

HK$350.00Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( Aged Purple Clay : 老紫泥 )


    Volumn : 270 ml

     

    Length: 15 cm
    Width: 10 cm 
    Height: 8 cm 

     

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

     

    Artist : Dai Chen Guang (戴晨光 )

     

    Certificate : Available

     

    Gift Box : Available

     

    Date of Creation : 2019

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