100% Hand-made, so the body of the teapot may have handmade traces (Note: teapots of 100% hand-made can’t be exactly the same as shown on the picture. So it is normal that in a few cases the teapot may be very slightly different from that on the picture, however, the quality is always the same.)
The shape of lotus seed teapot is popular among modern people. It is named lotus seed teapot because its appearance looks like a piece of full lotus seed, which has many derivatives, like Ru Yi Lotus Seed Teapot, Niu Gai Lotus Seed Teapot and our Teavivre Ping Gai Lotus Seed Teapot. The different shapes of lotus seed teapot families also confirm the Buddhist word “the shapes of lotus seed teapots is formed through the makers’ thoughts, and the makers can make many kinds of teapots based on their thoughts”.
This Ping Gai Lotus Seed Teapot from TeaVivre is 100% made by hand and the body is smooth and mellow; the spout is exquisite and short, so it is running water easily; the handle is easy to hold; the lid is embedded with a ball, like a lotus seed, which echoes with the teapot body. And on the surface of the lid the maker designs the wave fold, from a distance, which looks like a piece of lotus leaf dancing in the summer, fresh and natural.
Lotus seed teapot is a classical style Zisha teapot, which is loved by modern tea friends for its good moral and simple design.
Yixing County, the Pottery Capital of China, has a very long history of pottery making for around 6500 years. Yixing boasts abundant resources of argil, tea, bamboo and charcoal, all of which build the important material resource basis for making pottery. Yixing Zisha products have been awarded many prizes both in home and abroad, some excellent works have been presented as national gifts in international communications.
The Maker - Sun Wen
The maker of this teapot is Sun Wen who is a young female potter. She was born in Dingshu Village, Yixing, Jiangsu which is famous for pottery. Influenced by her parents, who were both potters, Sun was interested in Yixing purple clay form her childhood. She likes innovation and always studies hard to constantly improve her own craftsmanship. With time goes by, Sun has developed a distinctive style, the teapots made by her always look quaint, elegant and tasteful.
Because of the high iron content, the Zhuni teapot usually appeares reddish brown color, which is an attractive color to many tea lovers. And Zhuni has high contractibility, this made it very difficult to shape the perfect teapot, therefore even many finished products have with some corrugations. However, a well nurtured Yixing teapot will become smoother and glossier as time goes by.
The yixing teapot presents distinctive double pore surface covered with tiny corrugations on it, which makes the teapot able to breathe and reserves fragrance of tea. Therefore we recommend brewing one type of tea with one teapot.
Note: Warm the teapot with 40℃ - 50℃ water before pouring boiling water promptly into yixing Teapot, especially in cold winter. Yixing Teapot is fragile, please handle with care.