Aged Hongni Heart Sutra Yixing Pot

Regular price $260.00

These 140ml Hongni (red clay) teapots were handmade from aged clay in Yixing, China- the home of Zisha Clay. This beautiful Hongni is high quality- softening the water, pouring with great control and accuracy, maintaining heat and aesthetically beautiful. 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. 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. 

The significance of the hand-carved heart sutra cannot be fully described here, but we encourage tea lovers to explore this sutra in greater depth. Briefly, the sutra describes the experience of liberation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara, as a result of vipassana gained while engaged in deep meditation to awaken the faculty of prajna (wisdom). The insight refers to apprehension of the fundamental emptiness (śūnyatā) of all phenomena, known through and as the five aggregates of human existence (skandhas): form (rūpa), feeling (vedanā), volitions (saṅkhāra), perceptions (saṃjñā), and consciousness (vijñāna).


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