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.)
Shi Piao Zisha Teapot is one of the many classical style Zisha teapots. However, this teapot is not the same with traditional Shi Piao Teapot style, which is based on Shi Piao Teapot and adding more lines and radians that women prefer, which is called by designers as “Yi Piao Teapot”.
Made of high-quality raw ore - Zhu Ni, the body of this Yi Piao Teapot is slightly flat and the edge of the lid has a small gradient, which can be perfectly connected with the body from the side view. The style of the button on the lid looks like an arch bridge, and a hole in the middle is convenient for users to hold. The mouth of teapot is short and exquisite, which pours water smoother and faster. The handle and body are in a natural transition and the obliquely upward design of handle makes users more easily to hold and pour teas. It uses flat bottom design, which can make the lines of body softer and rounder and the more people see it, the more people will like it.
What’s more, Zhu Ni has large contraction ratio, close texture and low rate of finished products, so in our daily brewing, we need to take care of this kind of teapot. Before brewing, we can warm the teapot first to avoid crack.
Delicate and exquisite handmade Yi Piao Yixing Zisha teapot is the first choice for women tea lovers.
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.