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Dragon Kiln "Xi Shi" Burnt Duan Ni Clay Yixing Tea Pot

$128.00 USD

Brand: Yuan Mingzhi

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This pot is made from burnt "Old Dragon Kiln" style fired Duan Ni clay. The process involves a  firing time of three days and three nights, this is a special high-temperature process which creates a subtle raised clay effect and a high porous teapot which seasons well with use.

Name: Old Dragon Kiln "Xi Shi" Teapot

Clay Type: Duan Ni

Capacity: 190ml (+/- 10ml)

Maker: Yuan Mingzhi

Bottom mark: Yuan Mingzhi Works


About the Creator: Yuan Mingzhi, Associate Master of Arts and Crafts, was born in 1978 in the famous ceramic production village of Dingshu.  She began working with purple clay in 1998, diligently studying under numerous master craftsmen and developing a high level of skill.  Her pottery making skill has become highly mature and she excels at fully handmade teapot production.  She currently perfects her technique in a university setting, repeatedly producing fine works.  Her products are intricately designed and possess an elegant style, winning numerous awards in pottery exhibitions and ceramics competitions.  They are highly appreciated by pottery aficionados.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.


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. Thanks for your understanding!