Six Sided Bamboo Shape Yixing Pot
A relatively large collectors grade pot, masterfully constructed by hand out of very fine “Qing Shui Ni” purple clay.
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This beautiful yixing teapot is a relatively large collectors grade pot, masterfully constructed by hand out of very fine “Qing Shui Ni” purple clay.
A skilled master dedicates careful work for weeks, sometimes even months, to finish a pot as detailed as this. By their shape alone, angular bodied pots are the most difficult to make. These pots must be painstakingly constructed by hand, and carefully fired so that the shrinking clay does not distort their sharp angles. This particular pot’s shaping is especially intricate. It begins as a hexagon at its base, then blooms into a rounded bell-shape that still reconnects into its hexagonal top. Care has been invested in adding the three-dimensional bamboo motif to its lid, spout, and handle as well. The jointed structure of bamboo is a symbol of ones gradual strides to greater success and self mastery.
The clay used is Qing Shui Ni, a very high grade of purple clay that is produced by a traditional refining process. The process begins when raw purple clay is extracted from its mine, and is is laid out to slowly weather. Once the clay naturally begins break apart, it is ground by stone mills into a finer dust. This dust is submerged in water and filtered through mesh to separate larger particles from the smaller ones. This stage of the refining process is repeated several times, each time producing a finer, smoother, grade of clay. Second only to Gui Fei Ni, Qing Shui Ni is amongst the finest grades produced in this traditional way.
This pot is on the larger side, holding 350 ml of liquid. Since yixing clay holds in heat, we typically recommend using your pot to brew more oxidized teas (black, wulong, puer). Watch our brewing guide below to learn more about how to use a yixing pot, both for traditional and everyday use.
Six Sided Bamboo Shape Yixing Pot brewing guidelines
Learn how to use a yixing clay pot.