Huangjin Duan 黄金段 Mellon Yixing Teapot, 205ml
Capacity: Approximately 205ml
This Yixing Teapot is made from Original Ore Huangjin Duan 原矿黄金段. The clay has a rich golden colour, giving it the name "Huangjin," meaning gold in Chinese. Like all of our Yixing clay, this is made of original ore, meaning the Yixing clay was processed without adding other clays or pigments. Huangjin duan is a rarer type of duanni. Like other duanni, huangjin duan is favoured for rounding out the harsher notes of some teas. It is very porous compared to other zisha and is better at retaining heat.
This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor shapes the main body by hand using a moulding tool. The handle, spout, holes, and the finishing touches are done by hand. In fact, no machine was used in it's shaping as the use of the tool is entirely manual.
This teapot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
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.