The Julei 菊蕾, is a lovely size Yixing teapot, which is very well balanced and easy to pour. As ever with the hand-crafted range of Yixing teapots from Mr. Ge, these are lovingly made and finished with a close eye to attention and careful selection of clay. Perfect for your Gongfu tea preparation and enjoyment.
Wan Ling Tea House has been stocking the Ju Lei since 2009 when a Zhuini Julei originally caught Wan Ling's eye when visiting Mr. Ge. Wan Ling carefully seasoning her teapot with her favourite Qing Xiang Jade Tieguanyin and the results were superb.
Spout Type: 7 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).