Jade Drop Zhu Ni Yixing Clay Pot
A lantern-shaped tea pot made from light red yixing clay with a smooth shine like jade. Its top is dusted with circles of tiny white and yellow droplets.
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This lantern-shaped tea pot is made from light red zhu ni yixing clay with a silken smooth shine reminiscent of jade. Its curving symmetry is carefully crafted and well balanced. A dusting of painstakingly painted tiny white and golden yellow droplets line the lid and the mouth of the pot in fading concentric circles, creating a subtle texture. The gently curved lid with its teardrop-shaped handle sits flush with the body of the pot, which is raised on a foot at the base. This pot has a built-in strainer behind the spout. Capacity 260 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.