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Yixing Zisha Aged Purple Clay Yuan Zhu ( Pearl ) Teapot (180ml)


This teapot is fully handmade using zisha aged purple clay ( 老紫泥 ). Yuan Zhu ( Pearl ) teapot is a traditional pot type. According to legend, it was first created by Ming Tian Kai and Chongzhen. The shape of a pearl is simple, ancient and full of charm. Its exquisite curvature can make people calm and quiet, and wash the dusty and irritating mood.


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 220ml (+/- 5ml) and features a 9 holes 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 Yuan Zhu (Pearl) Teapot (220ml)

$222.00 Regular Price
$199.80Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( Aged Purple Clay : 老紫泥 )

    Volumn : 220 ml


    Length: 12 cm
    Width: 6.5 cm 
    Height: 8 cm 


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


    Artist : Chen Hong Zhen ( 陳红珍 )


    Certificate : Available


    Custom Made Name Carving : Not Available 


    Date of Creation : 2018


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