Zisha Aged Zhu Clay Lotus Seed Teapot (155ml)


This Original Ore Lotus Seed Teapot is from Yi Shui Tang ( 一水堂 ) in Yixing. It is made of Top quality Zhu Clay of 15 years of aging. It is fully handmade and high fired at 1060 degree Cel. The particles of this Zhu clay is relatively refined which gives it a smooth surface and yet you can find and feel the lovely clay particles on the body. The high density nature of Zhu Clay make it perfect for brewing Oolongs and Puerhs. It features a little lotus seed and it hold ~155 ml which is perfect for a solo session or sharing with a tea friend.


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


This teapot holds approximately 155ml (+/- 5ml) and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid and it allows for a very stable and comfortable hand feel that has to be experienced to fully appreciate.


"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.


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.

Zisha Aged Zhu Clay Lotus Seed Teapot (155ml)

SKU: twypot107
$160.00 Regular Price
$144.00Sale Price
  • Material : Zisha Clay ( Zhu Ni :  朱泥  ) 15 Year Aging

    Volumn : 155 ml


    Length: 13 cm
    Diameter: 7.5 cm
    Height: 7 cm 


    Teas to Match : Raw / ripe puerh, oolong tea (light roasted), black tea & green tea


    Artist : Yi Shui Tang ( 一水堂 )


    Method: Handmade


    Certificate : Available


    Gift Box : Available


    Date of Creation : 2019