Black Jianshui Zitao Teapot - Xishi Style ~100ml
This is a true tea lovers teapot. We worked hard this last year with a pottery studio in Jianshui to improve the efficiency of their techniques to allow us to sell quality Jianshui at an affordable price. This teapot is a result of that collaboration.
Jianshui teapots are amazing to brew with. We believe the quality of the clay speaks for itself. Our hope is that as many people as possible have the opportunity to purchase these teapots and brew their tea with them. These are simple, efficient teapots made to be tea brewing workhorses.
These are each handmade by a group of artists who work together. They 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 to each. They're not perfect pots but will be perfect for your tea. The lids fit and they seal well. They pour fast and easy. They are ready to go!
The volume is an approximation. The volume of the teapot you receive may be 10% more or less. It will be pretty close! It's the perfect size for solo brewing or with a friend.
This teapot is polished, smoked black, Jianshui clay and is in the 'Xishi' style.
These are tiny teapots that will easily sit in a single hand. They measure on average 10.5cm from tip of spout to end of handle and are around 6cm tall.
You can purchase a hard box and embroidered bag for $10USD additional.
The teapots were given a final polish using olive oil to make them shine. We removed as much as we could. Give them a boiling water wash when you get them and then dry with a rag if they still feel a little oily.
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