Bell Qing Shui Ni Yixing Teapot

220 mL

A small bell-shaped teapot carved with a simple lakeside scene on one side and calligraphy on the other. Made from red qing shui ni “clearwater clay.”


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This pot is made in the “Qin Quan” style in the form of an ancient bronze bell, which was a symbol of the power of the unifying Qin Dynasty in 221 BC. This era saw the first multi-ethnic centralized country in Chinese history, as well as unified systems of writing, currency, and weights and measures. This was also the period when the Great Wall was built.

This teapot is made entirely from a type of Yixing clay known as qing shui ni or “clearwater clay.” The distinctive specific color of qing shui ni clay is a cooler shade of red than other red Yixing types like zhu ni and hong ni, and is a little closer in tone to purple zi ni clay.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Qing shui ni (清水泥) – Unglazed red Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 220mL

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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