Duanni Yixing Teapot 90ml – Lying Wheel

Name: ‘Lying Wheel’
Material: Duanni (段泥)
Size: approx 12cm x 5cm x 4cm
Volume: approx 90ml
Weight: approx 100g
Filter: 7 holes

Product photos are an accurate representation of the teapot, however due to handmade nature and lighting conditions some minor variations are possible.

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£188.00

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Origin:Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China
Sourcing:Direct from Studio in Yixing

Description

This ‘Lying Wheel’ teapot is made from authentic Duanni (段泥) clay. It follows a half-hand creation process where the body of the pot is shaped in a gypsum case, while the handle, spout, lid and holes are still done entirely by hand. This teapot features a highly unusual horizontal wheel shape, a style that is similar to the classic Zhou Pan teapot shape. It is finely decorated with an auspicious poem:

上陵何美美,下津风以寒。
问客从何来,言从水中央。
桂树为君船,青丝为君笮,木兰为君棹,黄金错其间。
沧海之雀赤翅鸿,白雁随。
山林乍开乍合,曾不知日月明。
醴泉之水,光泽何蔚蔚。
芝为车,龙为马,览遨游,四海外。
甘露初二年,芝生铜池中,仙人下来饮,延寿千万岁

Duanni clay is particularly porous and absorbs more flavour. It also keeps heat for much longer. As such, it is perfect for richly flavoured teas and teas that require extra heat. Ideal for shu pu-erh, strong black teas, strong sheng pu-erh and strong roasted oolong teas.

About our Yixing teapots

We source our Yixing tea pots from a studio located in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China. The studio is run by Master Gao & Master Xu. Together they have been producing tea pots and refining clay ore for over 40 years. The studio works only with authentic purple clay from Huanglong Mountain (黄龙山) and utilises only traditional clay ore refining methods. Teapots made in this studio are either completely handmade or half-hand. For half-hand teapots the artist shapes the main body of the teapot using a gypsum cast, while the handle, spout, lid, holes and decoration are all still done entirely by hand.

Important

Only ever use water to rinse and clean your pot; never use soap or any cleaning products as the clay will absorb the chemicals.

After receiving your new Yixing teapot, please use plenty of water to rinse inside and out. Pour boiling water into the pot and let it sit for 15-30 minutes. You can also season your teapot with a type of tea you are going to use it for. Do this by putting a good amount of tea into the teapot with boiling water. Let it brew for 2+ hours. After these steps your teapot is ready to use!

Look after your pot by rinsing it with water and wiping dry with a soft towel. Yixing clay is fragile so please handle with care. As the clay absorbs flavours, we strongly recommend reserving a tea pot for a specific type of tea. With time and good care your Yixing teapot will reward you with more sophisticated flavours.

Our Yixing teapots are shipped via fully insured courier service in the UK and worldwide from London. For customers outside the UK, please verify import duties in your country prior to purchasing. If you need any assistance, help or guidance with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us before or after placing your order contact@curioustea.com. Shipped in a decorative protective box and pouch with a certificate from the master.