High-grade Yixing clay teapot in Qingshui burnt umber clay, fully handcrafted with experience and passion by our trusty Yuan Weixin. Each of his teapots has its own personality, which will improve over the years it will spend with you, brew after brew.
THIS TEAPOT IS NAMED 汲直, JIZHI, MEANING "TO DRAW WATER FROM A WELL".
The straight shape reminds a well where to draw pure water for brewing the perfect tea. It is made of Zini, purple clay, giving its signature dark colouring, with mellow purple hues.
The teapot capacity is 140 ml (4.4 oz), and it comes with the artist signed certificate.
Before you first use your Yixing pot we advise you to follow an easy and effective procedure, that will ensure the best quality brewing for the years to come:
1- steep few grams of the tea you intend to use with your Yixing teapot in a normal kitchen pot full of water; 2- boil the water for about half of an hour, brewing a very strong tea; 3- remove the tea leaves, leaving a clear brew; 4- wrap your Yixing in a rug or cloth, taking care to wrap its lid in a different piece of cloth. We will boil it in the same pot we have prepared, so we need to ensure the best protection for our Yixing teapot; 5- submerge the Yixing teapot in the strong tea for another half hour; 6- let it cool down naturally, then rinse with fresh water.
The Yixing clay has been known to be the best material for steeping tea for at least one thousand years, and what we use today is the perfected result of a centuries-old artisan tradition.
The central characteristic of a Yixing teapot is its porosity, that frees the tea fragrance and allows a unique seasoning of the pot. Every time we steep the tea in it, our pot absorbs the tea oils and color, gaining a natural coating that enriches the essential taste of the tea. For this reason it is recommended to steep only one kind of tea in your Yixing pot, rinsing it with pure water, without any soap, and air-drying it.
Free shipment in EU above 69€, in the rest of the world 95€/99USD.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asian, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
In Europe and US we ship through TNT Express courier or UPS; in Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee If you are not completely satisfied we will honor the exchange or return of your purchase. We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and it will be replaced it at no additional charge. Please email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement or return.
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