全手工原矿紫泥僧帽壶 Fully Handmade Zini Monk's Hat Yixing Teapot, 500ml
Capacity: Approximately 500ml
This Teapot was made of original ore zini (purple clay) from Huanglongshan Mountain. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea.
The style of this teapot is known as "Monk's Hat teapot" 僧帽壶 seng mao hu. This is a very difficult shape to render and was done entirely by hand. This pot is known as fully handmade, as unlike most Yixing teapots that are half handmade, the sculptor does not use a molding tool to shape the body, but instead shapes everything, including the body, by hand. Fully handmade teapots require more labor and more skill to construct. Each one is entirely unique, reflecting the style of the artist.
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.
Some recommend seasoning the teapot by placing it in a pot full of boiling hot tea to sit and absorb the flavour and tea oil, speeding up the seasoning of the teapot and giving it a premature shine. This is not necessary, the teapot will season naturally as it is used.