This is a mix of Bai Ma Zi Duan Ni Clay and Hong Ni Clay that is done intentionally to create a kind of swirled effect. This is a very well-crafted teapot made from pure clays, with a good lid fit and steady flow when pouring.
Kiln temperature: approx. 1040 C.
Contraction: approx. 45%-55%.
Appropriate for brewing: fresh Oolong teas (light roasted types) are extremely well-suited, Tie Guan Yin (medium roasted or highly roasted types), various kinds of Pu-erh Tea, as well as Hunan Hei Cha and Guangxi Liu Bao.
[Product Name] Pear Shape "Li Xing" Teapot
[Capacity] 200ml (+/- 10ml measure with lid on)
[Filter Type] 7 Hole (not ball)
[Artist's Name and Background]
Wang Ting is a graduate of the Yixing Academy of Clay Arts. She was born and raised in Beijing but moved to Yixing to study there at the age of 18. She has studied under Wang Jian Ying and Zhang Xue Lan for more 15 years and has gained the experience needed to make high quality pots in the classic styles. Her style could be summarized by the statement "Elegance in Simplicity".
Every pot is hand-made and the artisan will sometimes change the stamps they use. There may also be some slight differences in the color, handle shape, and volume. It's not possible for us to re-take the pictures for each new batch of teapots that we receive from this artisan. Some differences in the color and shininess of the actual teapot you receive as compared to the one in the photographs may also be due to light conditions when the photographs are taken. Style of the gift box may differ slightly than shown. Thanks for your understanding!