Magpie Branch Da Hong Pao Yixing Teapot

150 mL

A simply stunning Yixing teapot made from fine red Da Hong Pao clay and painted with other natural colors of Yixing clay in a design of a magpie on a blooming plum branch.


1 in stock

The design of a magpie alighting on a blossoming plum branch symbolizes the arrival of your wishes, like the gifts of spring. Painted in naturally colored Yixing clay, the paint shows well against the deep red background of high-shine Da Hong Pao clay.

Da Hong Pao clay is a rare specific subtype of Yixing clay. Da Hong Pao clay has naturally higher levels of iron than any other type of Yixing clay. It’s known for its rich deep color and the bell-like sound it makes when tapped. Learn more about Da Hong Pao Yixing clay here.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Da Hong Pao (大红袍) – Unglazed red Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 150mL

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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