Pomegranate Yixing Duanni Teapot
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This fully handmade teapot is made from Yixing duanni clay. It features a fully hand formed realistic pomegranate appearance, which employs some powdered Zhuni on the exterior for proper colour. Please note that as these are handmade, there may be slight variations in details from one pot to another.
This teapot holds approximately 110ml (+/- 5ml) with a ~6 second pour. It features a ball filter and tight-fitting lid. Each teapot also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, shape and clay composition.
Zisha (紫砂, lit. “purple sand”) clay from Yixing is valued largely due to the porous nature of the clay. As you use it, oils from your tea enter the pot, which can in turn season it and enhance the flavour of the tea you use it with over time. For this reason, we recommend dedicating your new Yixing teapot to one type of tea only (raw puer, shou puer, aged puer, black, dancong, yancha, etc) and never washing it with soap or anything else besides water. Please see the care instructions tab above for more details on seasoning and maintaining your teapot.
We recommend testing this teapot with different types of tea and deciding for yourself which type is most suitable, as there are no hard and fast rules for clay and tea type pairings. However, the conventional advice is that more porous clays are suitable for shou puer, humid stored aged raw puer and higher roasted wulongs, such as many Yancha. This is due to the higher porosity of the clay, which can help “clear up” the tea by reducing excessive storage or roasting flavour.
Additionally, a patina or surface shine will develop on the outside of the teapot due to its interaction with the tea, providing an aesthetic enhancement. Functionally, zisha teapots also have very good heat retention qualities.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 4.5 cm|