The Chaozhou Da Hong Pao Clay Pear Teapot is made using Da Hong Pao red clay. While this clay shares its name with the popular tea varietal, that’s the extent of their relationship. Da Hong Pao clay main difference is a deeper, darker red than our other Chaozhou zhuni teapots. This clay is denser and less porous than typical Chaozhou Zhuni, but will still similarly absorb the flavour and character of the tea you use it for, improving with continued use.
This clay also experiences less shrinkage during firing than Yixing zisha, and consequently Jianshui zitao, which endures the highest shrinkage of the aforementioned clays. This results in well-made Chaozhou pots often having extremely tight-fitting lids.
MATERIAL: Zhuni Clay