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Yixing Vintage Green Clay Dé Zhōng Teapot

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100% genuine, handcrafted Yi Xing Green Clay (Aged Lü Ní 老綠泥) Teapot. Using 120-year-old rare clay foraged from Yellow Dragon Mountain 黃龍山 and fired using traditional dragon kiln methods, Master Zhang Hui 張惠 meticulously crafted this classic teapot Dé Zhōng. 

Originally created by master potter Shao Daheng during the Qing Dynasty, Dé Zhōng has been cherished across generations for its perfect balance of simplicity, practicality and symbolism. Its name, 德 Dé, representing Great Virtues, and 钟 Zhōng, symbolising integration or bell, intentionally embodies the vessel's purpose - to be a container for noble virtues.

The pot's shoulder falls naturally, seamlessly blending with the spout's base, portraying the silhouette of an upright, noble individual. Its graceful lines exude an airy elegance, reflecting timeless sophistication.

The curvature around the pot's opening resembles gently pursed lips, bringing a calm and dignified aura to your brews. Delicately adorned with a line on the lid, it beautifully balances feminine grace with masculine strength, providing harmony for any tea you want to explore. 

From its refined spout to its meticulously crafted handle, every detail of the Dé Zhōng Teapot speaks of precision and artistry. Rooted in Chinese tea culture, it enriches daily rituals with enduring elegance and grace.

Clay Originality & Superiority:

Our Yi Xing teapots originate from the pristine mineral deposits renowned for crafting the finest teapots - Yellow Dragon Mountain 黃龍山.

Our teapots are crafted from clay aged over 100 years, and sourced directly from its original reservoirs. Access to such pristine clay is extremely rare today, as the Mountain has been under restoration since 2007.

Genuine Yi Xing Teapot Offers:

• No chemicals & additives. 
• Better breathability to enhance the flavours of your tea.
• Slow heat transferability, making it the best suitable teaware for aged teas.
• Prolonging aromas of the tea.
• The more you use it, the more lively and luminous it becomes.
• Antibacterial & rich in natural minerals that enhance, sweeten and balance the tea.
• A valuable collectable to be cherished for generations.

About the Artist

Master Zhang Hui 張惠 was born and raised in Guizhou. Her passion and gift for the traditional craft of the Yi Xing teapot led her to settle in the Yellow Dragon Mountain region in Yi Xing. Over decades Master Zhang has received teachings from the renowned master Gu Shao Pei 顾绍培. Her works have won countless gold awards and have been included as part of permanent collections in museums across China.

Zhang Hui has been awarded as the Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts, Master of Chinese Traditional Crafts, the Inheritor for Traditional Zi Sha Teapot Craftsmanship, and the Inheritor for National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cultural Tradition

Dé Zhōng Teapot is considered to be one of the classic Yi Xing teapot styles, named by the clay pot master Shao Da Heng 邵大亨 in the Qing dynasty during the Jia Qing period.

What's Included

• Worldwide Shipping
• Dé Zhōng Yi Xing Green Clay Teapot
• Gift box 
• 1 tea towel
• Certificate of Authenticity
• Priming & Seasoning support


Aged Green Clay Lü Ni From 1910


Volume: approximately 120ml

Care & Tips

Given the high breathability nature of this teapot, we recommend dedicating 1 teapot to 1 specific tea only (or at the very least 1 type of tea) and pairing it with aged White Teas, Red, Oolong, Bird King Da Hong Pao or Master's Black.

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