Purple Shui Ping Yixing Teapot
This purple yixing teapot is made in the classic shui ping shape. Etched with part of a famous poem by the poet Li Bai from the Tang Dynasty. Next to it are the characters ya qu for “elegant enjoyment.”
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The teapot’s shape is level at the tip of the long spout, the mouth of the pot, and the top of the handle. If well-made, you can sit a shui ping pot upside down with the lid off and it will touch the surface at all three points. This popular design is great for controlling the pour and the infusion time of your tea.
The thin-walled shui ping shape of this teapot makes it ideal for preparing black tea, shu puer, or medium-to-heavy roasted Wuyi rock wulongs. The tea leaves have enough room to expand over multiple steeps.
This particular pot is made from a darker shade of Zi Ni purple yixing clay. The calligraphy on the side shows part of a famous poem by the poet Li Bai from the Tang Dynasty. Next to it, the characters 雅趣 (yaqu) for “elegant enjoyment” evoke the image of learned scholars writing poetry while enjoying their tea. There is a built-in strainer behind the spout.
Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
Clay: Zi Ni (紫泥)
Capacity: 200 mL
Dimensions: 14.5 x 8.9 x 7.5 cm
*This is a handmade product. There may be minor variations between the product images and the product you receive.