Reminiscence Chaozhou Crimson Clay Teapot 念潮州朱泥茶壺

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121.00 Grams
90 mL

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Reminiscence Chaozhou Crimson Clay Teapot (念潮州朱泥茶壺, Niàn Cháozhōu Zhūní Chá Hú, "Reminiscence Chaozhou Crimson Clay Tea Pot") - This idiosyncratic teapot is named Niàn 念, meaning to miss or reminisce upon something. A mid-sized pot with a full, round body, a chubby spout, and bulbous handle, it presents a charmingly plump aspect. This teapot is made from the native Chaozhou Crimson Clay, distinct from the celebrated Yixing Zhuni. It is softer and smoother than its famous Yixing cousin, adding to the chubbiness of this pot. Although it lacks the granularity and high, resonant tone of Yixing Zhuni, Chaozhou Crimson Clay is a high-grade, porous, medium-fired stoneware that will quickly take on the flavor of any tea made in it. 

The narrow mouth of this teapot allows it to retain heat well. Combined with its capacious paunch, this makes it suitable for all forms of oolong, particularly Phoenix Dancong oolongs, being made of clay from the same region. I've also used Chaozhou clay pots with Aged White and Pu'er teas, and it takes on the flavor and color beautifully.

Due to the porosity of the clay, this pot should be dedicated to a single type or category of tea. The clay will absorb the flavor and character of the tea and amplify those aspects, improving the tea after many uses. 

1 Review

  • 5
    Functional and adorable

    Posted by Kaitlynn on Dec 27th 2020

    I absolutely love this chubby little teapot. The craftsmanship is exquisite. I have a tea pot I purchased a while ago from a different company for only, maybe $20 less than this one and the difference in quality and craftsmanship between the two is insane. The lid fits so perfectly on this teapot and creates such a strong seal that it took me completely by surprise the first time I used it: I accidentally lifted the entire teapot by the lid when I tried to remove the lid to add more water. I had been so used to my other teapot which has no seal and water leaks from under the lid when you pour. It pours so smoothly as well; it is a complete delight to use. I certainly know where to get quality teapots from now on and I look forward to seeing how it progresses with Phoenix oolongs.