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Qing Hui Ni Clay "De Zhong" Yixing Teapot by Tan Jun * 200ml

$96.00 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

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The clay of this teapot is a Qing Hui Ni clay, which is a relatively rare clay from Yixing. Qing Hui Ni could be literally translated as "Green Grey Mud" in English. It was first mined in the Ming Dynasty and it was most popular during that time due to it's rarity.  In the 1980's it was extensively mined until the mid-1990's.  There are still considerable stocks available now.  Qing Hui Ni Clay is perhaps most similar to Sesame Duan Ni both in texture and porosity.  Qing Hui Ni kiln firing temperatures should be between 1080-1120C to achieve the grey color.  Porosity is quite high and the clay (much like Duan Ni) seasons faster than Zi Ni, Zhu Ni and other classic Yixing clays.

Mining area: western Fudong township of Yixing city
Kiln temperature: approx. 1080-1120C.

Appropriate for brewing: Roasted Oolongs, Aged Raw Pu-erh, Fu Zhuan, Tian Jian, Liu Bao or Ripe Pu-erh Tea

[Product Name]  De Zhong Teapot
[Capacity]  200ml


Handmade and kiln roasted at the perfect temperature. It has a fine gloss and a delightful delicate red color. Breathes well and is easy to cultivate through brewing tea. It will only increase in beauty as it ages. This teapot has a dignified and traditional shape.  Its handle and spout are well-proportioned. This is a product of exquisite craft – simple and refined. It has a tight-fitting lid and a smooth flow of liquid. Practical and useful, this is a product of the highest value.


[Artist's Name and Background]  

Tan Jun is a third generation Yixing Teapot Artist.  His grandfather moved to Yixing in 1951 and worked in Factory Number One, the state-owned teapot factory which produced a variety of classic teapots over several decades.  Tan Jun's mother (Wang Hong) and father (Tan Lian Yi) are both renowned artists and also started the the Tan Family Clay Works (where this teapot was produced).  Tan Jun continues the family tradition with his concise craftsmanship and his unique interpretations of classic forms.

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!