Little Monk Yixing Teapot

420 mL

A large yixing teapot made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold with a little monk meditating under a Bodhi tree, a symbol of mindfulness. 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

13 in stock


A large yixing teapot made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold with a little monk meditating under a Bodhi tree, a symbol of mindfulness. The monk chants: “Bodhi has no tree, and no mirrors” written in gold calligraphy alongside him, part of a famous sutra. This yixing pot has been made in a modern teapot style with a dragon-shaped handle that is easy to use. 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. It comes with a removable stainless steel strainer to filter tea leaves. Capacity 420mL.

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