The clay of this teapot is a 100% pure Huang Long Shan Qin Shui Ni, is common clay in Yi Xing. Qin Shui Ni could be literally translated as "Clear Water Mud" in English. It basically stands for those ore that is not "specially selected or blended" so the color and feeling of this clay is more primitive as well, which represents the classical character of Yi Xing clay. Unlike a Zhu Ni clay teapot, this clay delivers a more "general" taste to the teas, which makes this teapot a perfect companion for any roasted teas, black tea or pu-erh tea!
Volume is 120ml
Artist's Name and Background:
Yan Li has been making pots and other Yixing Pottery items in his father's studio since he was just a young boy. He also graduated from Yixing University and holds a 1st certification in Yixing Pottery. His father Yan Fu Hong is a well-known teapot artist whose works have been given as gifts to visiting diplomats from Thailand, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Yan Li's works are meticulous with clean lines and near-perfect symmetry.
* Please note that the actual color of clay may be darker than it appears in our pictures. The professional photographer that took these pictures uses very bright lights to illuminate the teapots.
** The artist will often change the arrangement of the stamps on the handle and bottom of the teapot.