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Supreme Da Hong Pao Clay "Jin Wen Shi Piao" Teapot by Chen Jun

$280.00 USD

Brand: Chen Jun

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This Shi Piao style teapot is smooth to handle and has a good fast pour!  

Da Hong Pao clay comes from the west side of the Fudong township of Yixing in Jiangsu province. At the boundary of Rentu village and Hongwei village is a small mining area, which produces this delicate double-layer clay. High in iron oxide, it takes on a crimson color after roasting in a kiln (Note: Da Hong Pao means "Crimson Robe" in Chinese). This is high density clay of exquisite quality with a high degree of crystallization. It brews tea that is soft, smooth, and great tasting. Over time brewing tea gives the teapot a highly pleasing bright red color. This type of clay is extremely rare. It produces excellent tasting tea and is highly acclaimed.

Mining area: western Fudong township of Yixing city
Kiln temperature: approx. 1040 C.
Contraction: approx. 45%-55%.

Appropriate for brewing: fresh Oolong teas (light roasted types) are extremely well-suited, Tie Guan Yin, as well as medium roasted or highly roasted types like Rock Oolongs and Dan Cong. This clay is also suitable various kinds of Pu-erh (ripe and raw).

[Product Name]  Jin Wen Shi Piao (筋纹石瓢)

[Capacity]  240ml

[Description]  

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 Name] Chen Jun (陈俊) National Level Yixing Craft Artist (Master Level) 国家级工艺美术师 实力名家

Comes in a lovely durable padded gift box

Please note:  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 be due to light conditions when the photographs are taken. Thanks for your understanding!