ZiSha clay from the delta of Yangtze River, Yixing, has excellent porosity and heat handling properties that significantly improve the taste of tea when compared to tea made in glass, porcelain or glazed teapots. The clay is made of the mixture of kaolin, quartz, and mica, with a high content of iron oxide, and has a somewhat sandy texture. The steps needed to prepare the clay are quite lengthy and have been traditionally regarded as a trade secret.
The Yixing ZiSha Flat Bottom Teapot only becomes better with age. With each use it will absorb theirs from the tea, creating a shiny coat and its own subtle taste. For this reason we recommend using the teapot for only one type of tea.
Material: Yixing ZiSha Purple Clay
Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.35in / 13.5 x 6cm
NOTE: This teapot is handmade. It makes each teapot truly unique and one of a kind. So please keep in mind that the delivered teapot may not appear exactly as pictured, but will be crafted in the same style and spirit.
NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.