Bamboo Carved Black Yixing Clay Pot

175 mL

A silken smooth black tea pot with simple straight lines and a subtle carving of a bamboo branch and a small line of calligraphy on one side.

$120.00

1 in stock


The straight lines and smooth black silken sheen of this yixing pot are only interrupted by a subtle carved bamboo branch on one side with a small line of calligraphy written underneath. The squared spout and handle flow directly into the solid, steady base. The pure black color is achieved with the addition of oxidized manganese to the yixing clay. The flat lid sits neatly atop the body of the pot on a raised rim. The steep sides of the pot slope sharply upward in the classic cylindrical “well railing” shape. Capacity 175 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.