Xishi Chaozhou Pot by Master Lin 西施壶




A classic shape, Xi Shi, fully handmade from Master Lin in Chaozhou. Each teapot is made individually with functionality and design in mind. Each holds their own unique characteristics. A must for your teapot collection or an introduction to Chaozhou pottery.

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.


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