Budget Jianshui Zitao Teapots :: FREE SHIPPING
Each year we go to Jianshui and commission custom teapots to our exact specifications. They're not cheap and they take a long time to make. We inspect each teapot in person in Jianshui. This year is the first time that a large amount from our custom order didn't meet our high expectations. There were a number of small, nit-picky issues that bothered us with about half of our order. We were quite disappointed but came up with a plan. We explained to the studio what the issues were with these teapots and then negotiated a discounted rate and bought them anyways. We are selling them to you at a steep discount.
These teapots have no issues that will affect tea brewing. They seal and pour well. The issues are largely cosmetic and you may not even notice. If you are interested in a Jianshui pot for daily brewing but have been hesitant about the high price then these teapots are perfect for you. These teapots have the same high quality clay that our more expensive teapots do. They are tea brewing workhorses!
These teapots are single fired and unglazed. This is a true clay which lacks any sand. The natural minerals in the clay will enhance the flavor of your tea. Jianshui is in Yunnan, and the clay used in these teapots comes from the same mountains that grow puerh tea trees. We appreciate that connection. We blogged about this unique town here.
Since these are handmade products each are unique. There are slight variations and flaws to each. We will not be accepting returns on these items. Additionally these teapots do not include the hard cover box and embroidered bag. You are welcome to add those to your order for an additional $10.
We have 4 styles of teapots in 3 finishes. The volume measurements are approximate. If you need a precisely sized teapot please look at our higher end options.
- Matte Black Bian Xishi - 80-100ml SOLD OUT
- Matte Black Dragon's Egg - 100-120ml SOLD OUT
- Matte Black Shi Piao - 90-110ml SOLD OUT
- Matte Black Xishi - 100-110ml SOLD OUT
- Polished Red Bian Xishi - 90-100ml
- Polished Red Dragon's Egg - 100-120ml
- Polished Red Shi Piao - 100-110ml SOLD OUT
- Polished Red Xishi - 100-110ml SOLD OUT
- Polished White Bian Xishi - 90-120ml SOLD OUT
- Polished White Dragon's Egg - 120-140ml SOLD OUT
- Polished White Shi Piao - 110-130ml SOLD OUT
- Polished White Xishi - 110-120ml SOLD OUT
These are tiny teapots that will easily sit in a single hand.
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Epacket Shipping Information:
This will be shipped from China via ePacket. We can ship ONLY to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Norway, Ukraine, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Ukraine, and Mexico. If your country is not listed please email us and we will quote you a shipping rate.
Shipping is included in the price for the countries listed. Shipping takes 2 weeks on average, but occasionally longer. If you purchase multiple items from our online store this will ship separately from China.
Please refer to our Shipping Policy page for more information.