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Handmade Yixing Clay Teapot (Da Hong Pao Zhu Ni)


Da Hong Pao clay is quite rare nowadays. It comes from a small mining area sitting between two small villages in Yixing, Jiangsu province. Due to the lower content of aluminum oxide and a higher shrink rate than regular Zhu Ni clay (sometimes it shrinks as much as 40%), it has a much lower rate of surviving a kiln. The clay is high in iron oxide, making it look deeper-red than the usual ZhuNi clay after firing. Hence the name: "Da Hong Pao" means "Big Red Robe" in Chinese.

"Da Hong Pao" clay is high-density clay. It does not absorb fragrances as much as ZiSha or Duanni and preserves more delicate teas' fragrances without overcooking them. It will complement fragrant teas, like lightly oxidized Oolongs, and work well with darker teas as well, like with Hong Cha and Pu-erhs. The dense walls of the teapot give these teas a good opportunity to fully present themselves. 

Our Da Hong Pao Zhu Ni clay teapot is made by a national craftsman, talented pottery master Wang Xiaoping, a member of Jiangsu Ceramic Association. 


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    Capacity: 200ml

    Dimensions: 5.1 x  3.5 x 2.4 in / 12 x 9 x 6 cm

    Material: Da Hong Pao Zhu Ni Yixing Clay (朱泥大红袍)


    NOTE: This teapot is handcrafted. It makes each piece unique and one of a kind. Thus the teapot that you will receive may slightly differ from the one in the photos.

    NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.

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