The teapot is made by the potter Liu Xinlong (check herefor more details of Liu) from Jingdezhen, the capital of pottery in China.
Formed with a cute shape of a hulu (gourd), the teapot surprisingly stood out for a unique and elegant appearance when we were trying to find something special among hundreds of teapots from the same kiln. It is made by terracotta ceramic blended by the potter himself. Then it comes out with brilliant colors as a result of being covered by the ash of pine trees fully during 3 days and nights firing in the kiln . To some extent, as most of the pieces are colored by the ash only partially in the same kiln , the fully-done pieces become extremely precious like this pot. The appearance of the teapot moves between light and dark grey with a stunning effect of speckles, like painting a milky way on teapot. The light mint green drip under the spout simply adds another layer of art to the teapot.
The teapot is able to hold roughly 150ml liquid making it a good option for any scale of the tea session.Multi-holes ball filter strains the tea in the spout which ensures a smooth pour without any drips. As the teapot is being fired over 1300℃ for 3 days and nights in the kiln, the lid is not as fitting as zisha teapot , but it won't affect on use during the process of tea brewing.
Please note 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.