Bamboo Painted Xishi Duan Ni Yixing Teapot

415 mL

A very large yixing teapot in the round Xishi style, detailed with a few stalks of bamboo in muted red that contrasts beautifully with the pale duan ni clay.


2 in stock

The large size and elegant design of this pot makes it an excellent centerpiece for entertaining and sharing tea with others. Its round, smooth sides are carved with a few stalks of bamboo in simple recessed strokes that are lightly filled in with a muted red paint. The sparse detailing creates a bold contrast with the unglazed pale clay, showing off the natural clay color of palest yellow-green with black speckles. This pot also has a finely carved strainer bulb set behind the spout to filter leaves without clogging.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Duan ni (段泥) – Unglazed yellow Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 415mL

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay from Yixing County is prized for its high levels of iron, which holds heat and is said to improve flavor.

Unglazed Yixing clay absorbs aromas and flavors easily, and the tea you make in it seasons it over time. To keep within a similar flavor profile, most people dedicate a specific teapot for brewing just one type of tea, like rock wulong or sheng puer.

To clean, just rinse your pot off with boiling water. Avoid washing with soap.

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