Purple Kou Bei Yixing Teapot
A little purple yixing teapot with a wide mouth, unadorned except for a textured banner of rolling clouds around the mouth of the pot.
3 in stock
This little yixing teapot has a wide mouth, making it very easy to place large leaves inside without breaking them and easy to clean. The smooth zi ni purple yixing clay is unadorned except for a textured banner of rolling clouds around the mouth of the pot. This is a great pot for someone looking for a small teapot, especially for gongfu tea brewing. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Capacity 140mL.
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.