This beautiful teapot have been made using Huang Yen Shao (還原燒) firing technique, what translates to “original firing”. This type of firing takes long time to complete, temperature gets up to 1350°C and have low success rate. Kiln have its chimney removed for this method leaving very little oxygen inside. When firing starts and oxygen is being depleted, this process pulls out oxygen from the clay and glaze, causing gold tears to be pulled out as well. To achieve that glaze needs to be prepared with extreme skill and precision, such glaze is called Liu Jin Yiu (鎏金釉), meaning flowing gold. This was used for making God and Goddess statues in the past.
Clay used for making this teapot is called Yan Ni (岩泥), it’s coming from Fujian, China. Clay is tasted to be safe to use and it’s great at softening water. This clay is suitable for all teas but it’s advised to dedicate it to one tea or group of teas with similar profile. With prolonged use clay will also improve aroma of tea brewed in it.
Teapot capacity is approximately 150ml
Dispatched from Taiwan