Genuine Yixing Zisha Clay Teapot Xi Shi (西施)
Xi Shi Hu is a beloved timeless style of Yixing Zisha clay teapot. Xi Shi is one of the four famous ancient Chinese beauty legends. Xi Shi teapot shapes like the beauty legend Xi Shi's breast, so the name. The handle is called "Dao Ba", meaning inverted handle. The handle is imitated like an ancient lady's hairdo. This teapot is handcrafted from Yixing Duan Ni clay, which is a rare compound in Yixing clay.
This teapot is made by Qian Wei, a Yixing native to a pottery artist family. She is the daughter of Master Qian, who is a certified master artist potter sanctioned by the Chinese governing authority, and the nephew and successor of the most famed master Jiang Rong (蒋蓉). Qian Wei herself is also a certified senior artist potter by the national artistry governing body.
Zisha is known to have the ability to absorb tea liquor and flavor. Over a period of time the surface of the tea pot can reflect the color and aroma of the tea that it brews and become glazed.
A new Zisha teapot should be seasoned before use: soak the Zisha teapot in a clean pot, with the water fully covering the teapot, boil the water for a half hour hour, then carefully remove the teapot, and rinse.
Capacity: 180ml / 6oz