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Yixing Zisha Zhu Clay Si Ting Teapot (100ml)

 

This teapot is handmade using zisha Zhu Clay ( 朱泥 ). Si Ting pot is named after its creator by Lu Siting a famous pottery artist in the early Qing Dynasty.The body of the pot is resembling a guord. The long curved mouth is rising from the rich pot body. The pot is shaped by hand before high-fired at 1040-1060 degree Cel. 

 

"Red" is the classic color of the Chinese. In ancient times, it was called "Zhu". It is a noble and elegant color.  Zhu Clay is a delicate and smooth which has fascinated countless pot lovers. Zhu Clay is actually a kind of red clay but with higher density and is produced from the bottom layer of clay soil. The minerals are mostly white, light yellow and golden yellow. After firing, It is like cinnabar, crimson red, hence regarded as Zhu clay.

 

The biggest difference between Zhu Clay and other purple sand mud is that it has higher clay to sand ratio which makes the pots having small pores, and relatively lower gas permeability, which is very effective for retaining aroma (good with highly fragrant teas: oolongs / raw puerhs). The shrinkage rate of drying and firing is large. The overall shrinkage ratio can reach about 25%, and the ratio of firing shrinkage is very easy to deform. Therefore, Zhu Mu has been mostly used for small pots.

 

This teapot holds approximately 150ml (+/- 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. 

 

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 Zhu Clay Si Ting Teapot (100ml)

HK$175.00Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( Zhu Clay : 朱泥 )


    Volumn : 100 ml

     

    Length: 13 cm
    Width: 6 cm 
    Height: 8 cm 

     

    Teas to Match : Light / Heavy roasted Oolongs , Raw & Ripe Puerh , Black Teas

     

    Artist : Local Artist in Yixing

     

    Certificate : Nil

     

    Date of Creation : 2018

     

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