ZiNi Fang Gu Teapot – Yixing Teapot 180cc


Product Name: ZiNi Fang Gu Zisha Teapot

Material: Zisha-ZiNi

Origin: Yixing, Jiangsu

Capacity: 180ml

Shape: Fang Gu (仿古)

Production process: Semi-handmade

Teapot Maker: Zi Ting (10 years teapot making experience)

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Features of this ZiNi Fang Gu Teapot:

Shape: Fang Gu(仿古)

The Fang Gu Teapot is a classic Yixing teapot known for its timeless and elegant design. This teapot pays homage to antique teapot styles, reflecting a rich tradition of craftsmanship and aesthetics.

The teapot features a well-rounded, full-bodied shape, exuding an air of nobility and completeness. The large mouth of the teapot and its flat, circular lid create a natural and smooth transition, forming two concentric circles that serve both functional and decorative purposes. This subtle embellishment enhances the overall beauty of the teapot. The teapot’s components, including the spout, lid, and handle, seamlessly blend with the body, creating smooth, harmonious lines. The overall shape is reminiscent of three circles stacked on top of each other, with the middle section bulging out, giving it a well-rounded and robust appearance.

Material: ZiNi(紫泥)

What is  ZiNi Clay?

ZiNi, or purple clay, is a commonly used and highly regarded classic Yixing clay known for its distinctive properties. ZiNi clay typically displays a purple-brown color, and it has gained popularity among tea enthusiasts.

ZiNi clay is derived from the original purple clay deposits found in the Huanglongshan vein in Dingshan, Yixing, Jiangsu. The ZiNi clay is usually fired at a temperature of around 1180 degrees Celsius, with a shrinkage rate of approximately 11%. This clay contains a higher iron content, resulting in larger particles and a porous structure in the clay. This unique property creates a special dual-pore structure in the teapot’s body, allowing for excellent air circulation. ZiNi teapots are known for their rapid heat transfer and exceptional heat retention, which is advantageous for maintaining the temperature and preserving the aroma and flavor of the tea during brewing.

ZiNi clay is relatively easy to work with, making it suitable for creating larger teapot designs. As for brewing characteristics, ZiNi clay offers excellent air permeability, high color change sensitivity to temperature shifts, and a natural affinity for tea. This makes it ideal for controlling the steeping time, ultimately enhancing the tea brewing experience. As ZiNi teapots age and develop a patina, they become even more exquisite and captivating, offering a perfect balance between elegance and practicality. These factors contribute to its unique characteristics, making it a favorite choice for a variety of teas, including oolong, pu-erh, black, and green teas.

zini fang gu teapot

Benefits of Yixing Teapot:

  • Flavor Enhancement: Zisha clay’s porous nature allows the teapot to absorb the flavors and aromas of the tea brewed in it. Over time, this seasoning creates a unique and personalized taste for your teas.
  • Diverse Tea Compatibility: Yixing teapots are versatile and can be used for various tea types, from oolong to black and green teas. The clay complements the characteristics of different teas, allowing tea enthusiasts to explore a wide range of flavors.
  • Heat Retention: Zisha clay retains heat effectively, ensuring that your tea stays at the ideal temperature for extended periods. This makes it suitable for multiple infusions without compromising flavor or aroma.
  • Hygienic Brewing: The porous clay minimizes the risk of bacterial growth, promoting a hygienic tea-brewing environment. Regular rinsing with hot water helps maintain cleanliness without affecting the seasoning.
  • Craftsmanship: Yixing teapots are handcrafted by skilled artisans, making each piece a unique work of art. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary designs results in teapots that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Tea Connoisseurship: Using a Yixing teapot allows tea connoisseurs to appreciate the nuanced flavors and subtleties of different tea varieties. The teapot’s seasoning becomes a record of your tea journey, adding depth to your appreciation of tea.
  • Cultural Significance: Yixing teapots have a rich history in Chinese tea culture and are considered an essential part of traditional tea ceremonies. Using one adds cultural depth and significance to your tea-drinking experience.




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