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- Teapot: Classic Fanggu Yixing Teapot 古韵仿古壶
- Material: Zi Ni
- Origin Place: Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province.
- Sintering Temperature: 1080℃
- Capacity: 200ml
Fanggu, written in Chinese as 仿古 (fǎng gǔ), is originally know as another phrase: 仿鼓 (fǎng gǔ). 仿鼓 means the teapot is modeled after the appearance of drum. This style started since Qing Dynasty. Till now people still make this teapot by imitating its old crafting style. So it is renamed as 仿古, meaning making the teapot in an antique style. This Antique Style Fanggu Yixing Teapot is small, short and plump. Inner wall is smooth and flat. Lid and pot perfectly fit with each other. The spout and handle are shaped in symmetrical position. This exquisite Yixing Teapot is an excellent choice for tasting good teas.
Feature: The body looks like a drum. So it is also called 仿鼓.
Yixing tea wares made of vermilion clay have vermilion color after produced. That’s the reason the clay is called vermilion clay. This material originates in Yixing. It is tough, containing high amount of iron. Thus vermilion clay has high shrinking rate. The sinter temperature of vermilion clay is around 1080℃. The end production has fine and smooth surface and high air permeability.
Note: because vermilion clay has high shrinking rate, the teapot will be easy to crack under instant temperature change. It’s better to warm up the teapot with warm water before pouring boiling water into the pot. Vermilion clay is a kind of tender material which needs your careful maintenance.
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Commonly asked questions
- Q: Is this teapot fully hand made? I am not sure how this was made or if semi-handmade. Posted on 2/24/15 by Ben
Reply: No, this teapot is semi-handmade. It means that the maker made it with the help of the machine. Hope this is helpful for you.
- Q: how pure is the clay in this pot? how well does the lid fit? how fast is the pour? is this suitable to brew milk oolong, or golden monkey? sorry for all of the questions at once :) Posted on 2/17/15 by Fergy
Reply: Dear Fergy,
Thank you very much for writing to us.
The clay of this teapot is made of Yixing clay. The lid fits well with the body. It has nine holes, and it takes about 20 seconds for pouring a pot of water. Yes, you can use this teapot to brew the teas and before use, you should season the teapot well. Hope this is helpful for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- Q: Would this teapot be a good choice to brew assam black teas in? Posted on 10/1/14 by Jackson
Reply: Dear Jackson,
Thank you very much for writing to us. Yixing Teapot are not suitable for brewing this tea. You can use the glass teapot or Gaiwan to brew assam black tea. You can click this link to have a look: