This teapot is made from Duan Ni clay. Teapots created from this clay are highly breathable. If brewed tea is left in the pot for ten minutes, the bottom of the pot will be moist but there will be no leakage. Tea left in the pot for several days will not spoil and will not lose its flavor. This pot represents the highest achievement of fired clay ware. As a high quality traditional clay product, it will never adversely affect the tea's flavor.
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.
Style/shape: Egpplant teapot
Clay material: Huang Long Mountain red marked ore
Capacity: 250ml (+/- 10ml)
Creator: Yuan Mingzhi
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!