The zisha teapot is made of refined zhuni by Dilu Studio (check here to learn more about Dilu) in Jingdezhen. Formed into irregular shape by pinching the zisha clay (Zhuni), it is characterized by the bumpy “Wabi-Sabi” appearances, manifesting the imperfect elegance and rustic simplicity. It is also stunning with the “three feet” at the bottom, allowing to add another layer of interest into the teapot.
The teapot holds approximately 140ml of liquid with a multi-holes ball filter, making it suitable for solo or small tea session. As Dilu studio puts the functionality into the first place, the excellent pour feeling of their teapots never ever lets us down which triggers our passion to work with them unsurprisingly. As the teapot is formed by throwing instead of slab-building like most Yixing zisha teapots, it has a more porous texture, allowing to absorb tea and create a patina more quickly.
Please note 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”. As the zisha helps to retain heat well and facilitate the pleasing compounds released from the tea leaf, 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.