Bamboo Painted Yixing Teapot

180 mL

This purple yixing teapot has been hand-painted with a design of leafy bamboo branches on one side, evoking the peaceful feeling of walking through the cool air of a bamboo forest.

$55.00

1 in stock


This purple yixing teapot has been hand-painted with a design of leafy bamboo branches on one side, evoking the peaceful feeling of walking through the cool air of a bamboo forest. Bamboo also symbolizes steady growth and improvement in life step by step, like the segments of its branches. Fine calligraphy in yellow clay paint adorns the other side. Even the paint is made from yixing clay. The calligraphy on the lid reads jin shang tian hua for prosperity. This pot has a built-in strainer bulb behind the spout to filter tea leaves without clogging. Capacity 180mL.

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay comes from Yixing County in Jiangsu Province. This type of clay is prized for its high levels of iron. Many variants of yixing clay with different characters are sourced from different-colored layers in the soil. Natural colors include various shades and gradients of red, yellow, and purple-brown.

Like all of our yixing clay products, this pot is unglazed. The natural clay remains its original color. Yixing clay absorbs aromas easily, so just rinse it off with boiling water instead of washing with soap. Learn how to season a new yixing teapot here.