Clay: Duan clay
Size: 11*8*5.5cm (length, width and height)
Capacity: about 110ml
The Yixing Purple Clay Teapot, also known as a ZiSha teapot, is widely considered a must-have item for tea enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. The unique properties of the purple clay found only in the Yixing region of Jiangsu province, China, combined with the expertise of skilled craftspeople, make these teapots truly special and sought-after.
One of the most notable qualities of the Yixing teapot is its ability to enhance the flavor and aroma of tea. The porous nature of the purple clay allows the teapot to absorb the tea oils, creating a natural seasoning effect. This means that with continued use, the teapot will take on the flavor profile of the tea, and will enhance the taste of the tea with each use. Additionally, the clay has excellent heat retention properties, allowing for optimal temperature control during the steeping process.
The craftsmanship of Yixing teapot is also renowned. The skillful artisans who create these teapots are highly trained and possess a deep understanding of the properties of the purple clay. They are able to expertly shape and mold the clay into a variety of intricate designs, making each teapot a unique work of art.