Purple Pi Xiu Yixing Clay Pot

160 mL

This purple yixing teapot’s lid handle has been sculpted into the shape of a small dragon perched on top of the lid. Subtle carvings of calligraphy, coins and bamboo branches ring the mouth of the pot.

$100.00

1 in stock


This yixing teapot’s lid handle has been sculpted into the shape of a small dragon perched on top of the lid. The dragon is a representation of Pi Xiu, a lionlike or doglike creature who in Chinese myth is one of the nine sons of the legendary dragon. He is said to guard your wealth and prevent waste. Subtle carvings of calligraphy, coins and bamboo branches ring the mouth of the pot. Made from zi ni purple yixing clay. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Capacity 160mL.

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.