Jujube Red Dragon Handle Yixing Teapot

175 mL

This yixing teapot is made from a particularly dark shade of hong ni red yixing clay that resembles a dried Chinese jujube date. The handle is carved into the shape of a dragon.

$168.00

1 in stock


This yixing teapot is made from a particularly dark shade of hong ni red yixing clay that resembles the skin of a dried Chinese jujube date. The handle is carved into the shape of a dragon. An ocean wave pattern rings the body and lid of the pot and appears to spill forth from the dragon’s mouth, recalling the Chinese legend of dragons controlling the weather and bringing rain from the ocean to farmers’ fields. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Capacity 175mL.

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. Learn how to season a new yixing teapot here.