Made in towns surrounding Yixing city, Jiangsu Province, China
Artist: Cai Hong Tao
Clay: Jiang Po Ni
Strainer type: 7-hole strainer
Best for steeping: green-style semiball-rolled oolongs such as Tieguanyin and Tung Ting, dark strip style oolong such as yan cha and Pu-erh
Height: Just under 3″ (to top of lid)
Functional capacity: 4 oz / 118 ml
We wrap each teapot in a silk or batik teapot wrapping cloth for home storage in-between uses.
This cute little teapot is a ban yue form ( half-moon) with a shui ping form variation. The spout and the shape of the handle are the shui ping form and the body of the teapot is the half-moon style. This clay – jiang po ni – is a bit unusual. Minerals in the clay create the very tiny little flecks that populate the clay inside and out The color of the clay is russet brown and the mineral specks are a soft ivory tan. The teapot has been medium to high fired, and overall the clay has a warm tone and a pleasing color.