De Zhong Duan Ni Yixing Clay Pot
This tea pot’s wide lid and opening make it easy to brew large-leafed teas. The warm tan clay is mixed with grains of lighter and darker clay that give it a speckled appearance.
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This tea pot’s wide lid and opening make it easy to brew large-leafed teas like Dan Cong wulongs and sheng puers. Its broad base and securely seated lid make for a stable and reliable brewing companion. Its warm tan-colored clay is a variant of yellow duan ni yixing clay, which is rarer than the more common red yixing clay. The clay for this particular pot is mixed with grains of lighter and darker clay that give it a very speckled appearance. This speckling effect recalls yixing clay’s other name of “purple sand clay,” named after the purple color of the raw sandy clay before firing. This pot has a built-in strainer behind the spout. Capacity 210 mL.
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.