Genuine Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Teapot - Duan Ni Shi Piao
Completely hand crafted by potter master Wu, who holds senior artist certificate sanctioned by the Chinese governing authority. This beautiful tea pot has a classic shape of Shi Piao, formed using Duan Ni Clay. This teapot would be great for green tea, Tie Guan Yin oolong, white tea and sheng Pu-erh tea.
Shi Piao means “stone scoop” in Chinese. It is one of the famed Man Sheng eighteen classic style teapots. It has a smaller mouth and a big wide bottom, with the main body shaped like a pyramid. It has a straight spout, an arched bridge on the lid, and a triangular- shaped handle. The trapezoid body and the inverted triangle handle wonderfully complete the geometric aesthetics of this piece in perfect harmony, and it is yet practical enough for everyday use and simple appreciation. The name of this classic style is accredited to the most famed potter master Gu Jing Zhou, who first named it “Shi Piao”, as an homage to the ancient Chinese poem, “Three thousand weak waters, only one scoop”.
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.
This teapot is seasoned and ready to use.
Capacity: 200ml / 6.76 oz. Master: Wu Jun 吴军