Lao Zi Ni "Xi Shi" Yixing Clay Teapot * 180ml
Brand: Wang De Ming
Original Old Purple Clay of Yixing is clay used for this lovely artisan crafted teapot. Shi Piao (aka water ladle) style teapots are fast pouring and low profile making them an elegant addition to your teapot collection.
Lao Zi Ni (lit. old purple clay) is suitable for brewing Pu-erh tea and Oolong tea. It prefers less oxidized teas like Raw Pu-erh and Jade Oolongs (like Tie Guan Yin).
Wang De Ming is a ranking Yixing artisan whose teapots are symmetrical and airtight.
Biography of Wang De Ming: Wang De Ming is an Arts and Crafts teacher and a member of the China Arts and Crafts Society. Born in the late 60's into a family of Yixing potters where in his early years he studied the classical teapot styles and their craft. By his early 20's he invented his own styles and crafted teapots entirely unique and new. Since that time he has been awarded several times for his creative works.