Purple Shui Ping Zi Ni Yixing Teapot

130 mL

A small teapot in the classic shui ping style, made from dark purple zi ni Yixing clay. Unobtrusively carved with a few branches of leafy bamboo on one side and a line of calligraphy on the other. Great for controlled gongfu brewing.


2 in stock

This pot is made in the classic shui ping style, in which the pot 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. Combined with this pot’s small size, it makes the ideal companion for gongfu brewing.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Zi ni (紫泥) – Unglazed purple Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 130mL

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay from Yixing County is prized for its high levels of iron, which holds heat and is said to improve flavor.

Unglazed Yixing clay absorbs aromas and flavors easily, and the tea you make in it seasons it over time. To keep within a similar flavor profile, most people dedicate a specific teapot for brewing just one type of tea, like rock wulong or sheng puer.

To clean, just rinse your pot off with boiling water. Avoid washing with soap.

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