The teapot is made by potter Li base in Yixing, one of important Zisha (purple) teapots center in China. Unlike a trend of appearance development in Jindezhen, Yixing Zisha teapot draws attention to the quality more than innovation of design. Li is skilful in using the original mine clay to form the teapot with inspiration of antique, which indicates classic significantly.
The Zisha teapot is made from Zhuni (red clay), which turns crimson after high temperature. And it is distinguished by the Xinjing (Sutra) hand-engraved throughout the pot providing textural surface. This engraving definitely requires expert and patience which should be done slowly with the help of magnifying glass. The teapot has incredibly tiny inclusion within the clay as a result of the clay’s not being sifted out extremely, turning out to be aesthetically beautiful in form and has a pleasure to hold and use.
The teapot holds 130ml of liquid roughly. It features tighter fitting of lid and multi-hole filer, guaranteeing smooth pour without drips with the spout downward at any direction. As Zisha is known for porous structure for “nourishing” teapot through absorbing tea, the taste of tea will be enhanced gradually after long-term using Zisha teapot. In order to make the most of absorption of Zisha, we we suggest the user devote it to a kind of tea for pure taste of tea. For cleaning, it shall not be washed using detergents, but rather water only.
Long-term of nourishing teapot will turn out patina on the surface which provides gentle shinning and grateful appearance, as a result of interplay between tea and zisha (clay). Zisha also retains heat well and facilitate the pleasing compounds released from the tea leaf.
Please pay attention that as the teapot is not glazed on the inside , we suggest the user of the teapot devote it to a kind of tea for better “nourishing”. Therefore the taste of tea will be improved gradually after long-term brewing the same tea in the teapot. For these reasons, it shall not be washed using detergents, but rather water only.
Note: The Zisha teapot has no any certificate which we don’t focus on much. As there are a lot of certificates made by artists or potters themselves in China specially for Zisha teapots, indicating so-called qualification of the clay or workmanship, there is no points emphasizing in certificates for our selection criteria. Instead, We attach more attention to the aesthetics and practicality. Please consider your order if you take care of the certificate.