Chaozhou Hong Ni "Gu Zhong" Clay Teapot by Xie Yan Juan

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Chaozhou Hong Ni (red clay) has more than 6000 years of history. It became more popular in the Tang and Song dynasties as a clay of choice for cookware and kettles for boiling water.

Feng Xi area near Chaozhou (in Guangdong) is where the clay is mined. It's a mountainous area and the clay mined there is very fine and is easy to work when it's mixed with water. Typically the clay is worked on a wheel. Chaozhou Hong Ni after firing takes on a deep red-orange color and a natural sheen. The finer the clay used the more sheen the pot has. The clay has a very high level of iron oxide, it's very pliable and after firing contracts about 15%. Firing temperatures used in the local kilns are close to 1000 celsius.

The clay has a metallic sound when tapped together. The clay is highly porous but without allowing water to escape or soak in deeply.

From July 14th 2021 and onward our pots are made byXie Yan Juan, who is asecond generation teapot maker in Chaozhou.Xie Yan Juan is the wife of Zhang Lin Hao and has been assisting him for more than 25 years in the creation of these teapots. Now she is making the teapots herself and with her own stamp. The Chaozhou red clay is beat and mixed, then the clay is shaped on a wheel in the traditional way. After the pots are fired she makes thelids to match each pot as the high contraction rates make it impossible to predict the post-kiln diameter of the opening.

Chaozhou Hong Ni pots are excellent for all teas, but a perfect choice for Dan Cong Oolongs.

Volume: 120ml(+/-15ml)

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Please note that due to health and safety reasons, we do not accept returns or exchanges for tea leaves. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tea accessories can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of purchase. However, to be eligible, the item must be unused and returned in its original mint condition packaging.

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