Wood Fired Yixing Teapot, Shuiping Style, Dicaoqing clay, by Chen Chun Hong 190ml
This is an Yixing teapot made from dicaoqing zisha, a dark brown-purple Yixing clay. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea.
This teapot is the classic shuiping style, very popular in Taiwan. This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor uses a molding tool to shape the body, and uses his hands for the handle, spout, holes, and smoothing out the body. In fact, no machine was used in it's shaping as the use of the tool is entirely manual. This pot holds 190 ml and was made by Chen Chun Hong 陈春宏。
This teapot was fired in a traditional wood kiln in Yixing. The reaction of the zisha with the ash and fire of the wood kiln results in beautifully-unpredictable natural ash glaze on the surface of the Teapots. Woodkiln Yixing Teapots each have their own special appearance, no two are the same. Photos are of actual teapot.
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Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then filling the teapot with boiling water and emptying it out two to three times. After this the teapot is ready for use.