Jun De Golden Yixing Teapot by Masters Gao & Xu's Studio

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Jun De Golden Yixing Teapot // By Masters Gao & Xu's Studio

Fully Hand Made in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China

Approximate measurements: 6.5cm x 6cm x 8.5cm 110ml. Single hole spout.

Exquisite quality and graceful elegance, with highly experienced skilled craftsmanship and quality original material comes this fully handmade teapot. Clean lines and rhythmical flowing form creating this classic style of Yixing teapot. A style which is believed to have been first designed by the ancient Master Chang, Jun De. Made from the ever popular Zhuni clay, vermillion in tone, both brilliant red and scarlet with finer particulates and a lustrous surface. Great attention has been made to show the finer subtleties of this teapot, the smooth high profile pear shape, the mushroom shaped button atop the domed lid, the curved flowing mouth of the spout and the speckled golden embellishments. Together with excellent proportions, even weight and balance with a clear and smooth pouring control.

Zhuni clay has a great porous quality with tiny granular corrugations on the surface, it is intended to, in time, absorb the flavours and aromas from the oils of the tea to further enhance your tea drinking experience. Likewise, in time the outer surface may take on a desirable patina and a subtle shine. For this reason it is often thought to be good practice to brew one type of tea in Yixing teapot. Teas we would recommend for this pot, brewed in a gong fu style matter would be either Wuyi Rock Oolong, Dan Cong Oolong or perhaps rolled Oolongs such as Iron Goddess of Mercy. Be sure to warm the teapot with around 50ºc warm water before brewing with hotter water as Zhuni clay is particularly sensitive to temperature changes.

Master Gao & Master Xu's Studio was founded in 2000, with a combined experience of more 70 years experience of refining, preparing the clay and skilfully crafting these teapots. Their practice exclusively uses the original Yixing purple clay from Huanglong Mountain and continue to refine and prepare the clay ore material through natural time honoured methods.

All our Yixing teapots come boxed with certificates issued by each artist.