Nature Spirit Yixing Teapot
This ornate Yixing teapot of dark aged zini ore represents a crossing of calabash, or bottle gourd, with bamboo, and the hybrid plant-plant-teapot rivals anything modern genetics can develop! Achieving an ornateness with a few simple embellishments, the undulating body evokes the gourd, while the bamboo-jointed spout, handle, and knob seem to grow into the shape of a teapot out of untamed nature. While it capably transforms tea leaves into aromatic brews, it pairs well with botanically-themed teaware and any living plants adorning your gongfu cha table.
For the bamboo purist, see our Bamboo Soul pot.
The Nature Spirit teapot is made of Lao Zini (老紫泥) clay, a dark brown ore extracted from the famous mountain Huanglong shan (黄龙山) in the 1990s.
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 flavor like no other tea vessel. Hand-made 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: Lao Zini, 老紫泥 (lit. Old Purple Mud)
- MINE: Huánglóng shān, 黄龙山
- SHAPE: Húlu zhú, 葫芦竹 (Calabash bamboo)
- CAPACITY: 155 ml
- HEIGHT: 8 cm
- WIDTH: 6.5 x 11 cm