Hand-made Pear-Shaped Xi Shi Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Hand-made Pear-Shaped Xi Shi Yixing Zisha Teapot

Zhu Ni (朱泥)


Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province, China


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.)


300ml (10.1oz)


5.3” W x 3.5” H (13.5cm x 9cm)


Great for brewing Oolong TeaPu-erh TeaBlack Tea

Angel's Comment:

Xi Shi Yixing Teapot is a Classic Zisha Teapot favoured by gongfu tea lovers, this pear-shaped appearance makes it cute.

Interactive 3D Model View

Explore our Hand-made Pear-Shaped Xi Shi Yixing Zisha Teapot in a whole new way with our interactive 3D model. Simply move your mouse to rotate and view the teapot from every angle, allowing you to appreciate its details and elegant design. Please note that this 3D model has been meticulously crafted to give you a realistic preview of the product. However, as each teapot is handcrafted, slight variations in color and texture may occur in the final product, making each piece unique.

This style of teapot with its elegant shape and natural beauty takes its name (Xi Shi, 西施) from one of the four great mythological beauties of ancient China, and is a classic and first choice for Zisha teapots. A common Chinese saying proclaims that “in the eyes of a lover, Xi Shi appears”: this phrase can be taken to mean that, no matter a person’s actual appearance or how they may look to others, to someone who loves them they will be as beautiful as Xi Shi. From this, it is said that every lover of tea and Zisha teapots has a Xi Shi in their heart.

This pot is handmade in the elegant, lovely shape of a pear.

Pear Xishi Dimensions


Because it is made from zhuni, this teapot is a rich red color with a slightly orange hue, and a smooth, soft surface. The style of the teapot is simple and understated, yet at the same time quaint and elegant; the material has a distinctive double-pore surface with tiny corrugations, allowing the teapot to both breathe and to hold in the fragrances and tastes of tea brewed with it.

Note: make sure to “preheat” or warm the teapot before using it to brew, by pouring warm water into and over it before the water for your tea. Zhuni does not react well to quick changes in temperature.

The Maker - Sun Wen

Sun Wen is a young female potter born in Dingshu Village, Yixing in Jiangsu Province, an area famous for its pottery. Her parents are experienced craftsmen of the discipline, and served as inspiration for her interest in the art of Yixing purple clay from her childhood. She has always studied hard in order to improve and advance her own workmanship, eventually establishing a quaint, elegant style of her own, including words and pictures carved into the teapot to enhance its meaning.


Yixing County is known as the Pottery Capital of China for its extensive 6500-year history of the craft. The area boasts abundant resources of argil, tea, bamboo, and charcoal, each of which contributes an important base material for the making of pottery. Yixing Zisha products have earned countless prizes both at home in China as well as abroad, with a few exceptional works presented as national gifts during international diplomacy.

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