Da Hong Pao Clay Teapot Hanzhong Han Zhong Chaozhou Yixing Tea Pot
The loose definition of the classic form “Han Bell” lends much flexibility for the artist to interpret this Yixing Hanzhong Teapot according to their own inspiration. This delicate work by the hard working hands of Wang Ting does represent a fine manifestation of the ancient spirit of Han civility.
These teapots are made from Chaozhou aged Da Hong Pao red clay. While this clay shares its name with the popular tea variant, that is the extent of their relationship. The main difference between Da Hong Pao Clay and its other Chaozhou Zhuni counterparts is that it has a deeper, darker red colour. This clay is denser and less porous than typical Chaozhou Zhuni, but will still similarly absorb the flavour and character of the tea that it is used to brew tea in, with its taste improving with each 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.
This particular teapot holds approximately 190ml (+/-5ml) and features a stout, bell-like Han Zhong shape.
As these are unglazed pieces, we recommend dedicating your teapot to one type of tea and avoiding the use of soap or detergents while washing.
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- CAPACITY: 190ml
- MATERIAL: Da Hong Pao Clay
About the Craftsman
Wang Ting is a graduate of the Yixing Academy of Clay Arts. She was born and raised in Beijing but moved to Yixing to study there at the age of 18. She has studied under Wang Jianying and Zhang Xuelan for more 15 years. This has given her the experience needed to make high quality pots in the classical styles. Her style could be summarized by the statement “Elegance in Simplicity”.