TenRen's "Large Tiger and Mysterious Dragon" Purple teapot is one of the larger Yixing type teapots. This beautifully simple yet well crafted teapot has been designed to resemble a tiger from the outside. Under the lid of the teapot and on the base of our teapot are our mysterious hiding dragons. This teapot holds about 19 fluid ounces (580 ml.) of water and is about 6.75 inches (17 cm) in length, its base is about 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter, and its height is about 4 inches (10 cm).
This teapot is very smooth. It has an inner convex sieve which helps to prevent tea leaves from blocking the flow of the tea through the spout. Made from dark purple clay and fired at a higher temperature for high quality, its high quality can be noted from its high pitched ping when tapping the teapot. This tea pot is ideal for serving semi-fermented teas such as Oolong, King's, Pouchong, and Ti Kuan Yin.
Yixing tea pots such as this one are prized by tea connoisseurs because of the clay's special characteristics. With repeated usage, this pot will acquire its own unique flavor and its luster will increase even more. After usage, rinse with hot water and avoid using soap and other scented products that may be absorbed by the clay. Shipping weight is 1.99 lbs. Temporarily out of stock.