Yellow Well Fence Yixing Teapot

100 mL

A small yixing teapot made from rare yellow yixing clay that is faintly speckled. The shape of the pot is designed after a countryside style well.

$250.00

2 in stock


A small yixing teapot made from duan ni, rare yellow yixing clay that is faintly speckled. This pot is very finely made with a lid that joins tightly to the pot body. The long straight spout makes it easy to control pour speed. The shape of the pot is designed after the straight-sided countryside wells, which often have earthy yellow clay packed around their outsides. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves. Its small size is ideal for gongfu tea brewing. Capacity 100mL.

When raw, duan ni clay appears green and purple. When firing in the kiln, the clay changes color, and the final shade depends on the carefully controlled temperature. This pot was fired at about 1180°C (2160°F) and turned a deep yellow color like a golden pear. If fired at higher temperatures, around 1230°C (2250°F), this clay would instead turn to a greenish-white color like pear skin.

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.