Tian Dao Chou Qin Yixing Teapot
A large yixing teapot made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold calligraphy. Made in an easy-to-use modern teapot style with a removable strainer. Great for those looking to explore yixing teaware while retaining classic teapot functionality.
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A large yixing teapot made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold calligraphy with the saying tian dao chou qin, or “God rewards hard work,” expressing optimism that your efforts will yield a good harvest. Here, it’s also a reminder to reward yourself with a well-earned cup of tea. This style of dark-colored yixing clay is known as jing gan sha, whose appearance is intended to resemble the dark color of celestial armor from Chinese myth. This yixing pot has been made in a modern teapot style that is easy to pour and comes with a removable stainless steel strainer to filter tea leaves. Capacity 420mL.
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. The black color results from the addition of silicon carbide to the clay, a natural coloration technique used since the beginning of the 20th century.
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.