Handmade in China, our Zhenzhu Teapot is a Jing Lan Hu design and made from authentic banshanlu, a buff-colored yixing clay. This classic design is known as a "well fenced" body and is etched with delicate calligraphy. With a max capacity of 230 ml, it is ideal for gong fu style brewing oolong teas as it allows plenty of space for unfurling. Though it can be used for all types of tea.
Yixing clay is extremely porous and absorbent. Hand wash with warm water only and let air dry.
The tradition of authentic Yixing teapots dates back centuries, with its roots in the Ming Dynasty. The distinctive red clay is renowned for its ability to absorb the tea's essence and offer unparalleled experience and flavor. The unglazed clay will acquire a patina from the tea's oils resulting in a shiny coating over years of use. Which is why soap should never be applied to its surface. Simply rinse with water and allow to air dry after each use. Additionally, it is customary that only one type of tea (black, oolong or pu erh) is used in each teapot, so as not to corrupt the purity of its flavor.
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