Xinjing Engraved Yixing Zhuni Clay Teapot – Duoqiu
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This duoqiu shaped teapot is half-handmade using Yixing Zhuni clay and features the Xinjing (Heart Sutra) fully hand-engraved across the side of the teapot. This requires a significant amount of skill and detailed work as the engraver completes this with the help of magnifying glasses.
This teapot holds approximately 95ml and features a flat filter and tight-fitting lid, pouring empty in ~9 seconds. It also includes a certificate from the artist indicating the artist’s name, teapot 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.
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||10 × 7 × 7 cm|