High-grade Yixing clay teapot in Benshan Lu Ni, Green clay, fully handcrafted with experience and passion by our trusty artisan Yuan Weixin. This teapot has been engraved on both sides, most of them have unique subjects and we constantly update the available variations: click here to explore the current artist production, and take your time to make your choice.
The teapot capacity is 90 ml, and it comes with the artist's signed certificate.
This teapot shape is called Long Dan, meaning 'Dragon Egg'. The Benshan Lu Ni clay makes it a rare object, with soft green reflections that emphasize the delicate floral pattern beautifully decorated on its side.
Each Longdan is different, they all have a personal touch from the artist and a different Chinese poem. Choose your favorite one, and feel free to write us anytime for further information.
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 Italy for orders above 59€, 89€ for European Countries. For Continental Europe, Canada and Unites States, free shipment above 99€/120USD; in the rest of the world, above 169 USD.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, 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; For shipments in Italy, you can select a TNT point where to collect your package, while for shipments in the US you can choose a UPS point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee 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 we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement or return.
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