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Xi Shi Yixing Purple Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot

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Xi Shi Yixing Purple Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot
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Summary
Material:

Purple Clay from Huang Long Shan (黄龙山), Yixing

Origin:

Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province, China

Craft:

Semi-handmade

Capacity:

Zi Ni Teapot - 140ml (4.7oz); Duan Ni Teapot - 150ml (5.1oz)

Usage:

Great for brewing Oolong TeaPu-erh TeaBlack Tea

Angel's Comment:

This is our most popular Yixing Clay (Zi Sha) Teapot for Brewing Teas in Gongfu Way.

Certification:

Quality Safety Analyzing Report
(No.: Z0028)

Purple clay, known as Zi Sha, is a special type of clay with excellent transmission and preservation of heat. Teapots made from this material are designed to retain the aroma and flavors of tea brewed with them; therefore, it is best to brew only one particular type of tea in a Zi Sha pot, so that that pot absorbs the essence of the tea and brings it out in further sessions. These teapots became popular throughout China in the North Song Dynasty, and were traded to many other countries from there.

 

This pot is elegantly crafted in a Xi Shi style, which takes its name from one of the four great beauties of ancient China. With its elegant shape and fluid lines, the overall beauty of the pot is established and maintained; the body of the pot looks almost like the full, round face of a beautiful girl.

Xishi Tepot body

Xishi Duanni Tepot Dimension

The spout represents the mouth and lips, gentle and graceful.

Xishi Teapot spout

The pearl atop the lid symbolizes the tuinga of nobles in ancient Chinese times.

Xishi Teapot Handle

The handle resembles an elegant hair bun.

Xishi Yixing Teapot Inside

Xishi Yixing Teapot Buttom

The interior and bottom of the teapot are carefully crafted. 

Xishi Teapot Tightness

The spout pours smoothly and easily.

Xishi Teapot flowing smoothly

Ensuring the pot is airtight.
Pressing a tiny hole on the lid will seal the pot, preventing flow when the pot is full.

Xishi Teapot lid tightly stick

Pour water full of the teapot and press the spout, downward the lid it will still tightly stick with teapot.

 

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.

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