Red Plum Blossom Painted Yixing Teapot

190 mL

This beautiful red yixing teapot has been hand-painted with a raised design of a blossoming plum branch on one side and fine calligraphy on the other. The entire pot is made from natural colors of yixing clay.

$55.00

3 in stock


This beautiful red yixing teapot has been hand-painted with a raised design of a blossoming plum branch on one side and fine calligraphy on the other. Red plum blossoms were the national flower of China, and their flowers blooming in the coldest part of early spring have long been a symbol of endurance and hope for spring. Including the paint, this entire pot is made from natural colors of yixing clay in red, purple-brown, and yellow. The calligraphy on the lid in yellow clay paint reads jin shang tian hua for prosperity. This pot has a built-in strainer bulb behind the spout to filter tea leaves without clogging. Capacity 190mL.

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.