You Le Fish Lid Yixing Clay Pot

275 ml

An adorable hand-made tea pot, formed out of with pure unglazed Zi Ni clay and adorned with sculpted Duan Ni clay.

$128.00

1 in stock


This adorable hand-made 275 ml fish lid yixing pot is made from pure unglazed Zi Ni clay, adorned with sculpted Duan Ni clay. Due to the short, round flat shape, this pot is ideal for brewing tea that will stay at the bottom of the pot like chunks of puer cake or small leaf loose tea. Because of the flat shape, the leaves will receive even heat over the leaves.

Female master Yang Jin E designed this pot around the old Chinese folktale of a determined koi fish who jumped out of the water over the Dragon Gate to become a dragon. This koi, the hero of an old folk tale, is a representative of success through persistence and determination. In Chinese symbolism, dragons are a symbol of success. By using this motif, the master wishes you success in your career and dreams by hard work and persistence. You can see the waves on the lid hug the koi’s head to distinguish the fish from the pot. The body is very elegant, with circles around the pot to give the impression that waves are flowing throughout. She matches the spout to the body by using a wooden tool to carve stripes on the spout as well, giving you the feeling that the pot is smooth like water.

You can use yixing pots to make any of your favorite teas. Just follow the description for each type of tea so you are using the right temperature water. You can choose a specific pot for making a certain type of tea based on the size, shape, quality and thickness of the walls. Never wash your yixing pot with soap, since it will easily absorb a soapy flavor. Instead, just rinse your pot with warm water after use. Though you cannot tell by looking at it, yixing clay is made up of tiny, individual sand combined together which creates a lot of pores. Yixing pots will absorb your tea’s flavor and begin to smell like your tea. If you use the pot very often over a long period of time, you will be able to pour boiling water in and get some of your tea’s character out. We suggest you use 1 pot to make 1 category of tea (puer, black, wulong, white, scented, yellow, green) so you don’t let the heavy quality of one type of tea affect the light and smooth flavor of another.

You Le Fish Lid Yixing Clay Pot brewing guidelines

Watch our tutorial of brewing tea in a yixing clay pot.