Wide Well Railing Yixing Teapot
A wide pool to draw your tea of choice from, this Yixing pot’s flat profile and angular handles make it a distinctive choice for brewing tea, as well as a roomy vessel for leaves to stretch out in. With a greater capacity than most Yixing pots, it can also serve a party or an especially large gongfu session, and its jiang po ning clay makes it a good beginner Yixing. It is suitable for all types of tea, though the more intense flavours of black tea, hei cha, or darker oolongs come particularly recommended by the artist.
For a larger and taller version of the jian lan style, see our Tall Railing Well pot.
Discovered by accident while building a road between two mountains, both Yixing mines, this is a paragenetic ore called jiangponi (meaning 'downhill clay'), formed from a combination of minerals found in hongni, zini, and duanni—a good choice for the indecisive.
The intersection of these different ores offer differing combinations of each, though even all together, this is a rarer material than other Yixing ores. The processing of the clay leaves one ore speckling a blended colour, depending on the exact mixture and firing temperature.
Why do I need a Yixing teapot?
The material and the shape of Yixing teapots are ideal for brewing tea. They bring out the tea flavour like no other tea vessel. Handmade Yixing teapots are also valuable handicrafts sought after by collectors. Their value raises with time, usage and artist popularity.
Yixing teapots are made of a rare and depleting clay mined in the mountains near Yixing, a city in the Jiangsu province. The high density yet porous nature of the clay absorbs the smell of the tea brewed in it. For this reason, it is advised to use the pot with only one kind of tea (for instance with black teas or green teas). Bring your tea to the next level; allow yourself an authentic Yixing teapot.
- MATERIAL: jiàng pō ní (降坡泥)
- MINE: Huánglóng shān, 黄龙山
- SHAPE: Jǐng lán, 井栏 (well railing)
- CAPACITY: 170 ml
- HEIGHT: 5 cm
- WIDTH: 9.5 x 13.5 cm