There's something about pots made by someone with real skill. Even simple shapes have a strength and glow that makes pots come alive in a way that those made by less experienced potters fail to do.
These pots were fully handmade, in the shape called Yu Suo. They're made from aged zini clay that Ma Yong Qiang purchased from old stock when Yixing Factory 1 closed. They have medium thickness walls and were medium-high fired. This clay is really excellent for puerh, yancha and liubao. It strikes a nice balance of rounding out the mouthfeel, while still allowing the higher notes to shine. Inside is a single hole filter. The lid fit is perfect and the pour is relatively fast.
These are very nicely made pots. We commissioned three of these. As they're fully handmade, there's some slight variation between them, but very similar. Each comes with a hand-written certificate by Ma Yong Qiang