Yixing Zisha Teapot Calabash Gourd (Hulu) Zhu Ni
Capacity: 280 ml / 9.3 oz
Completely handcrafted, using 100% genuine Yixing Zisha clay Zhu Ni.
Gourd, Hulu in Chinese, is one of the eighteen famed Man Sheng classic styles. Hulu shapes like a gourd. Since gourd has the same pronunciation as happiness and wealth in Chinese, so the teapot implies auspiciousness and longevity. As such, this style was very popular in Qing Dynasty, and still to this day.
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 steel pot, with the water fully covering the teapot, and boil the water for a half hour to one hour. After boiling has completed, carefully remove the teapot, and rinse.
Handle with care. Hand wash only without soap and detergent. Only brew one type of tea per teapot.