105ml Fang Xia - Hongni 'YinChun Shui Ping' Yixing Teapot
This pot is made in the shape of a classic pot by Wang Yin Chun (1897-1977), and replicated by Yixing Factory 1 over the years. The low, straightforward shape and and fast pour make it a good option for wuyi yancha and puerh teas.
This pot is half-handmade - we created a form for the body and lid to allow the potter to recreate these shapes accurately and with regularity. This also helps to keep the price down a lot more than fully-handmade pots. Inside is a single-hole filter. The walls are medium thick and the pour is fast and smooth.
This is made from a high quality hongni clay, more specifically a type of hongni called Zhusha. It's stone ground from original ore, and processed without any additives other than water. We used this clay also in the other pots in our Fang Xia range of teapots and have been very impressed by it from the beginning. It works very well for young & mid-aged puerh, Wuyi yancha and oolongs, accentuating the top notes while just slightly rounding the harsher edges of these teas.