Wood Fired Yixing Tea Caddy, Dicaoqing Clay.
This listing is for 1 tea caddy with dimensions: 13cm high x 11cm diameter.
This tea caddy is made from dicaoqing 底槽青 zisha, a dark brown-purple Yixing clay. This dicaoqing is original ore zisha from Huanglongshan Number 4 Mine. The clay has been aged for around 4 years.
These tea caddies were fired in a traditional wood kiln in Yixing. The pattern, color and finish are the result of being fired uncovered in a wood kiln for 3 days and 4 nights. The pine wood ash falls on the surface of the caddy forming a natural glaze that is sometimes glossy black, red, brown, yellow, green or any combination of these colors. Wood Fired pieces each have their own special appearance, no two are the same. Photos are of actual tea caddies. Tea caddy will be chosen from random from our selection.
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Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teaware 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 tea caddy under warm water four times. Do not use soap or other detergents. After this it is ready for use.