Golden Lotus Yixing Teapot

420 mL

A large yixing teapot made with black yixing clay, with a blooming lotus flower is painted on one side in gold glaze. Made in an easy-to-use modern teapot style with a removable strainer. Great for those looking to explore yixing teaware while retaining classic teapot functionality.

$35.00

8 in stock


A large yixing teapot made with black-colored yixing clay sculpted into a modern easy-to-use style with a dragon-shaped handle. A blooming lotus flower is painted on one side in gold glaze. This symbol of meditation is important in traditional Chinese tea culture, and drinking tea has long been a method of calming the mind. A few calligraphic characters alongside the lotus read jing xin (“peaceful heart”). This style of dark-colored yixing clay is known as jing gan sha, whose appearance is intended to resemble the dark color of celestial armor from Chinese myth. This pot comes with a removable stainless steel strainer to filter tea leaves. Capacity 420mL.

Part of a matching set with our Golden Lotus Yixing Teacup, sold separately. Also comes in two other designs as the Little Monk Yixing Teapot and Tian Dao Chou Qin Yixing Teapot.

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. The black color results from the addition of silicon carbide to the clay, a natural coloration technique used since the beginning of the 20th century.

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.