Monk’s Hat Yixing Teapot
The top of this purple yixing teapot is sculpted to resemble a monk’s hat. Its fluted shape holds water when you pour it over the pot, which helps keep it warm.
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This yixing teapot is sculpted from zi ni purple yixing clay that turns a cool-colored deep brown when fired. The top is sculpted to resemble a monk’s hat and its fluted shape holds water when you pour it over the pot, which helps keep it warm. It has calligraphy carved on one side and a landscape scene carved on the other. The wide base creates room for many different kinds of tea. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Capacity 180mL.
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.