Han Tile Qing Shui Ni Yixing Teapot

210 mL

A low, wide-mouth Yixing pot with an arching decorative lid handle and a long, curving spout. Great for brewing large-leaf teas.


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The arching handle of the teapot’s lid is designed to resemble the distinctive curved roof tiles originally from the Han Dynasty. This style of interlocking roofing tile is still used today.

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: 210mL

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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