Purple Xin Jing Yixing Teapot

230 mL

This classic round purple yixing teapot has been painstakingly carved with the many fine characters of the Xin Jing “Heart Sutra.” This popular sutra of the Goddess of Mercy is often practiced to calm and empty the mind.

$90.00

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This classic round yixing teapot has been painstakingly carved with the many characters of the Xin Jing “Heart Sutra.” This popular sutra of the Goddess of Mercy is often practiced to calm and empty the mind. The characters must be very small to all fit on the pot, so the sculptor must have a very good eye for detail and a steady hand to make them perfectly even. Because it takes such exacting skill to carve accurately, they can only do a handful of characters each day, and they cover the pot with a damp cloth to keep the clay moist between sessions. Any mistakes will have to be smoothed away and redone the next day. Made from cool-colored zi ni purple yixing clay. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Capacity 230mL.

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.