A classic Xi Shi fully handmade from Master Lin in Chaozhou. The pattern on the lid and pot body is hand-carved/etched by Master Lin himself. Unlike the traditional shape, it adds some characters without extravagance.
Chaozhou red clay pots differ from Yixing not only due to different skills required for crafting, but also the clay body. When tapped, you hear a higher-pitched bell sound. The lids and walls of the pots are thinner, thus reducing the heat retention slightly making it suitable not just for dan cong and other oolongs, but also more fragile teas with brighter notes.
Season with your choice of tea. As always, never wash it with soap or anything other than water. I recommend rinsing with boiling tea water and wait for it to cool down before your first use.