Purple Tall Stone Scoop Yixing Teapot
This small and lightweight yixing teapot is ideal for a single drinker and solo tea sessions. Tea drinkers can easily prepare multiple steeps of tea and elegantly pour from the short spout. The Chinese characters, 舍得 (shěde) engraved onto the side of the teapot translate to “Be willing to give.”
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The teapot’s unglazed thin and smooth sides gracefully curve towards the bottom to create a small foot. Given the taller sides of the teapot, it is perfect for making black tea, shu puer, or Anxi or Wuyi rock wulongs, giving the tea leaves just enough room to expand.
- Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
- Artisan/Maker: 周婷
- Clay: Zi ni (紫泥) – Unglazed purple Yixing clay
- Capacity: 110 mL
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.