Wood Fired Jianshui Zitao Teapot - Xishi Style 170ml :: FREE SHIPPING
This is a specially commissioned wood fired Jianshui Zitao clay teapot. This teapot is fully handmade. Jianshui teapots are amazing to brew with. Wood fired teapots are exceptional works of art! This teapot was single fired and is unglazed. The wood firing was done over the course of 5 days. The patterns you see are a result of the shifting heat and smoke from the pine wood in the kiln. Additionally a glaze gathers as melting pitch drips from the ceiling of the kiln on to the surface of the teapot.
The wood firing process is unreliable and most pieces will fail in the kiln. The pieces that survive have increased value.
With use the patterns will develop over time. Pouring water over the teapot creates a mesmerizing effect as the colors shift and change.
Jianshui 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 cups comes from the same mountains that grow puerh tea trees. We appreciate that connection. We blogged about this unique town here.
This is an unglazed 100% wood fired teapot. A common trend is to fake wood firing with creatively applied ceramic glaze. This is the real deal.
This teapot is 170ml in volume. ( Volume measurements are rounded to the nearest tenth. This may hold a few ml more or less. ) This measures 11.5cm ( 4.7" ) from tip of spout to end of handle and is 7cm ( 3.8" ) tall. The spout has a 9 hole filter. This teapot comes with a custom bag and hard cover box.
There is only one of these for sale. The one pictured is the one that you will receive.
This teapot has a number of noticeable bubbles on the exterior that came from increased exposure to high temperature. You can notice these in the pictures. This won't affect the function of this teapot. They are weak spots though. You should take care not to bump the area with force as it might crack. The price of this teapot has been adjusted to take into account these flaws.
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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.
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