Yellow Han Tile Huang Duan Ni Yixing Teapot

150 mL

A sturdy, cylindrical Yixing teapot in bright yellow duan ni clay. The flattened lid has an unusual arching decorative lid handle and a few carved calligraphic characters on one side.


2 in stock

The arching handle of the teapot’s lid is designed to resemble the distinctive curved roof tiles originally from the Han Dynasty. This style of interlocking roofing tile is still used today.

The pot is made wholly from cheerful yellow huang duan ni Yixing clay. This particular pot has a matte smooth finish with a faintly grainy texture, and tiny grains of paler and darker clay can be seen evenly mixed throughout the clay.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Duan ni (段泥) – Unglazed yellow Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 150mL

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.

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