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Beautiful Shape Yixing Purple Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot for Brewing Teas in Gongfu Way
- Material: Original Purple Clay from Huang Long Shan (黄龙山), Yixing
- Origin: Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu, China
- Craft: Semi-hand
- Capacity: Zi Ni — 140ml (4.7oz); Duan Ni — 150ml (5.1oz)
- Dimensions: Zi Ni — 4.3” W x 2.8” H (11cm x 7cm); Duan Ni — 4.7” W x 2.8” H (12cm x 7cm)
- Application: Good for brewing Oolong Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Black Tea.
Purple clay: The purple clay (Zi Sha) has the characteristics of fast heat transmission and good heat preservation. Teapots made by this material are specifically designed to retain the aroma and flavors of the tea. It is better to use a certain Zi Sha Teapot only for one kind of tea.
This clay is porous when fired and is ideal for the making of teapots. Over time, the clay absorbs the flavors from the tea and releases them later. The teapots have become popular in China since the North Song Dynasty and were traded to many countries.
Xi Shi Yixing Zi Sha Teapot with element shape, natural beauty as Xi Shi (西施 the name of one of the four great beauties of ancient China) is a classic style which is the first choice for Zi Sha Teapot lovers.
Elegant and fluent line, the proportion coordination, all show the beauty of the full state.
The body of teapot like the pure full round face of a beautiful girl.
Zi Ni 140ml
Duan Ni 150ml
The spout like beauty cherry mouth of a girl, gentle and graceful. It is not only beautiful, but also practical.
The pearl on the lid just symbolizes the tuinga of the noble person in Chinese ancient times.
The handle of the teapot like a woman’s elegant bun which naturally reveal woman’s lovely figure.
The inside and bottom of the teapot is carefully crafted.
Tea liquor flowing easy and smooth.
Excellent air tightness
Press the tiny hole on the lid, downward the spout and no water will leak.
Pour water full of the teapot and press the spout, downward the lid it will still tightly stick with teapot.
A common Chinese saying goes “In the eyes of a lover, Xi Shi appears”. This phrase means that everyone thinks his/her own partner is as beautiful as Xi Shi, regardless of how they may appear to other people. It is believable that every tea lover and Yixing Clay (Zi Sha) teapot lover will has his “Xi Shi” in his heart.
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Commonly asked questions
- Q: I see a different color for the 180 ml. Is it truly that different? I prefer the red-purple color but want the larger capacity. Posted on 9/22/17 by Eric Larsen
Reply: The capacity of Duan Ni Xi Shi Yixing Zi Sha Teapot is 150ml, sorry about the wrong information, we already modified it. The red-purple color one is only 140ml.
If you want a larger one with similar price, I recommend the Shi Piao Yixing Purple Clay Zi ShaTeapot (http://www.teavivre.com/shi-piao-yixing-clay-teapot/).
- Q: Hello!
I've ordered the pot made of Zi Ni. It pours very well and I love it. Very happy with this purchase.
I initially bought it to use with taiwanese oolongs or TGY, due to the extra space for the leaves to expand compared to a gaiwan.
However, I read online that this certain type of clay is not very well suited for light oolongs, as it smooths out an already smooth taste, making it too subtle. I've then made the switch and decided to brew shou pu'er in it, which resulted in much more smoother brews compared to a gaiwan.
so my question is this: what oolongs could I brew nicely with this pot/clay? If none apply, what type of clay should I use? I've heard Zhuni is perfect for light oolongs but that stuff is rare and expensive. Are there any other types of clay that are well suited for light teas? Posted on 8/12/17 by Tomas
Reply: In fact, the Zi Ni, Zhu Ni and Xiangpo Ni are all suit for oolong tea. As you say, Zhu Ni teapot is considered the best. But the Zi Ni still very suit for the Qing Xiang oolong tea. The capacity less than 200ml or much smaller and the plump teapot body would be better.
All in all, this teapot is good choice for oolong tea. Hope it helps.
- Q: What is the difference between Zi Ni and Duan Ni? Is either more preferred for a specific type of tea? Posted on 4/3/17 by Jon
Reply: Firstly, the color is different, the Duanni teapot is yellow, while the Zini teapot is purple.
And then，Duanni teapot is preferred for more types of tea than Zini teapot. Brew skill is not demanding, more suitable for beginner.
- Q: Hi, what is the shipping weight of this item? Posted on 8/25/16 by Agustin
Reply: Hi , Agustin .
Thanks for your question .
This item Net weight is 140g . i have checked last few orders . the shipping weight contain of the package , one Xi Shi Yixing Purple Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot and 2 free sample are about 570g-585g . of course , it may still not the 100% exactly data , due to the parcels are packed manually .
Hope it helps .
- Q: is this clay zhuni as it looks quite brown and dont resemble zhuni. Posted on 10/19/15 by rein
Reply: Hi rein,
Thank you for your question.
The Xi Shi Yixing Purple Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot is made of zini(紫泥).
zhuni(朱泥)is more towards to red color, you can see our Handmade Antique Style Fanggu Yixing Zisha Teapot, it is made of zhuni.
Hope this is helpful for you.
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