This fully handmade Shi Piao Yixing teapot(石瓢壶), a dignified and elegant teapot with simple and sturdy lines, and a triangle-like body. At the bottom, the three feet, just like three go chess pieces in an equilateral triangle form, make the teapot stable, simple and practical. Heart Sutra (心经) is one of the classic Mahayana Buddhism sutras, which used the least words to express the essence of Buddhism, and is also an integral part of Chinese culture.
Compared the round, soft and girly lines of Xishi Ying Teapot, Shi Piao Teapot has straight, hard and manly lines.
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.
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.
Origin place – Yixing
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.