Red Ribbed Yixing Teapot
A symmetrical ribbed-shaped teapot with very smooth sides that are polished to have a silk-like shine. This handmade teapot has higher sides, giving plenty room for a tea to expand while steeping. Its intricate squared form demonstrates the skill of its maker. This teapot has a built-in strainer behind the spout.
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This unglazed red yixing teapot is made of qing shui ni “clearwater” yixing clay. This type of clay is frequently used in Yixing Province to make yixing wares. It is ideal for making black tea, like Zui Qun Fang (Drunken Peach) and Jin Kongque (Golden Peacock), and sheng or shu puer. The slightly thicker walls help control the temperature and keep your tea warm during long tea sessions.
Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
Clay: Qing shui ni (清水泥)
Capacity: 180 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.