Genuine Artisan Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Teapot Classic Shi Piao
This beautiful tea pot features a classic "Shi Piao" shape with a distant mountain landscape on one side and Chinese poetic calligraphy carved on the other, reading from right to the left: “Xi Shan Jing Yuan (溪山静远),” which translates to “mountain creek in the peaceful distance”. The calligraphy and painting are both creations of the respected artist “Ya Shi”, which is stamped, and translates as “Graceful Stone”. Completely handcrafted by master Wu, who is a certified artist sanctioned by the Chinese governing authority.
Shi Piao means “stone scoop” in Chinese. It is one of the famed Man Sheng eighteen classic teapot types. It has a smaller mouth and a large 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 tea serving and appreciation. The name of Shi Piao 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 adapt and enhance the tea flavor. Over a period of use the surface of the tea pot can reflect the color of the tea that it brews and become glazed. The process of the surface becoming glazed called "yang hu", literally meaning "raise the teapot" in Chinese. Chinese tea people regard this process as a fun part of tea enjoyment.
Genuine 100% Yixing Zisha Zi Ni.
Capacity: 280ml / 9.2 oz