Similar to the Early Republic cow lid pots with a small spout that pours quickly, this beautiful piece is a 20 year old Hongni (Red) Zisha clay pot from Yixing, China. This handmade personal-sized Zisha is superior to all other types of clay for brewing tea. In the words of one tea master, "for fine tea, there is Zisha and no second." The special zisha clay (containing iron, quartz and mica, and found only in Yixing) absorbs the delicate flavors of the tea and the teapot becomes more seasoned with each use.
The clay is very good quality Hongni. You will notice with good, masterfully crafted Zisha that it softens the water, pours with great control and accuracy, maintains heat and appears aesthetically beautiful. The pots are half-handmade - using a press mould for the body, with the spout and handle being made by hand and added to the pressed body. Ideal for Puerh, Oolong and/or Yencha tea. We suggest using this pot for one class of tea as the clay is porous and will absorb the tea used.