2016 Jianshui Zitao Clay Teapot Fang Gu Style With Flowers - 60ml :: FREE SHIPPING 04
We had a small handful of these teapots made special for us this year. Each features a flower pattern that is unique and individual. The flowers are not painted or glazed. They are created with inlaid clay added before firing. It cannot wash off. The design is brushed on with ink first. Then using special tools the pattern is carved out. Utilizing special blends of the 5 different colors of clay available in Jianshui the color is added by pressing wet clay into the carved out patterns. After drying the excess clay is carved back to the original shape of the teapot revealing the pattern you see.
This teapot is single fired and unglazed. Jianshui Zitao 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.
This is a special teapot. The flower pattern pictured is a unique work of art. This teapot ships with a storage box and an embroidered bag. This teapot was hand tested by us before sale. The lid fits and they seal well. It will pour fast and easy.
This is a tiny teapot that will easily sit in a single hand. It measures about 9cm from tip of spout to end of handle and around 5.5cm tall. Volume measurements are rounded to the nearest tenth number. Yours may hold a few ml more or less.