This stylish Yixing teapot is an elegant 210ml gongfu sized teapot that will reward regular use and care. Available in both Zini 紫泥 dark purple clay and Zhuni 朱泥 red clay versions. The Hehuan is a squat teapot with a good pour.
All our Yixing teapots are authentic and carefully made from genuine Zisha clay from China.
Zhuin red clay is one of the most popular Zisha clays. Zhuni clay responds quickly to seasoning, developing a warm lustre. Mr. Ge's Zhuni clay has a natural warmth to it with relatively fine sands within. Zhuni clay is popular with Oolong tea lovers and helps bring out the aromas in tea as well as softening the water.
The Zini is very versatile and is ideal for a wide range of teas. Mr. Ge has carefully selected this clay for his works.
Never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like help in selecting the best Yixing teapot for you. Our team is always happy to guide you through your decision-making process to make sure you get the teapot you are looking for.
Spout Type: 9 hole
Technique: Half Hand Made 半手工
Description of Packaging: Gift Box
Artist: Mr Ge 葛二麟
We have been working with Mr Ge and his wife Mrs Shen since 2009.
Ge Er Lin was born in Dingshan in 1962. A craft artist, member of Jiangsu Craft Art Society, and also a member of Yixing Ceramic Industry Association. He currently works at the Yixing Ceramic Museum.
Ge Er Lin has had a deep love of teapot making since childhood. Working in a ceramic company at the end of 1970s, Mr Ge then attended a professional ceramic school to develop his passion. Since the beginning of 1980s he has been engaged in handmade and mould-built Yixing teapot production. Mr. Ge has been committed to designing and creating Zisha (Purple Clay) teapots for more than 20 years and has a special passion for upholding traditional techniques.
Yixing, Jiangsu 宜兴市江苏省
Located in the eastern province of Jiangsu 江苏省, Yixing is renowned for its Zisha 紫砂 purple clay. The surrounding hills, including the famous Huang Long mountain 黄龙山, are where this highly-prized mineral rich rock is sourced. Yixing purple clay is used for making the Unesco-recognised teapots, as well as wide cooking pots and flower pots (especially for orchids).