SiamTeas Signature Teapot 200ml, unglazed

179,00

The SiamTeas Signature Yixing Teapot is a classic Chinese style unglazed 200ml teapot. The teapot is made from a fine and very light, almost white clay that develops dark speckles when fired. Actually, these are iron inclusions, i. e. droplets of iron that is contained in the clay. In addition, different shades of color arise, forming a visually discreet, but nevertheless appealing stripe pattern. What’s more, not only in aesthetic, but also in functional terms the SiamTeas Signature Teapot leaves nothing to wish for.

For more information and illustration, please refer to the detailed product description below.

Description

SiamTeas Signature Teapot, 200ml - individually handcrafted unique itemclick pictures to enlarge

Tea Pottery @ Siam Tea Shop

Developing a tea pottery line initially proved to be one of the biggest challenges since establishing Siam Tea Shop. What to offer that would meet my requirements both in terms of quality and of individuality? Cheap industrial products that would sell through nice superficial appearance? For god’s sake, no! Much rather, I finally decided on the precise opposite… Individual, 100% handcrafted pottery artworks, created according to my specifications, in functional orientation at the essential elements of tea preparation.

SiamTeas Signature Tea Pottery, 1.0

One day, during my research, I came across the website of a Belgium-based pottery master specializing in Chinese and Japanese tea pottery. What I saw there, especially the artist’s unglazed works, enthused me right on the spot… And inspired me to the idea of a – “Signature” – tea ceramics line of my own at Siam Tea Shop. This way, I would not only achieve the targeted quality level, but also secure the highest possible degree of individuality. Plus, I made sure that no industrial processes were involved in the production of my tea ceramics products and all items would be 100% handcrafted. What a great thought … And here was the opportunity to implement it!

Unfortunately, the resulting SiamTeas Signature tea pottery line was to exist for little more than a year only. Spoiled by success, “my” pottery master decided to turn her back on commissioned work in favor of more lucrative projects. And thus also to our cooperation...

SiamTeas Signature Teapot, 200ml - individually handcrafted unique item

SiamTeas Signature Tea Pottery 2.0

Well, as the saying goes, every end is a new beginning… After talking to more than two dozen pottery masters and workshops in Europe, China and the USA, a new collaboration partner was finally found. And shortly thereafter, the new line was ready for take-off! Just like before, all items are made to my design specifications. However, the line’s new potter creator, Mrs. Katja Junker from St. Wendel, Saar, also leaves her own imprint on the items, in particular through the specific clay that she uses.

SiamTeas Signature Teapot, 200ml, unglazed

The teapot is one of the most elementary, if not the most elementary tea making equipment. This is why it is also a core element of our signature tea pottery line at Siam Tea Shop.

The basic design of the SiamTeas Signature Yixing teapot is based on the Yixing style, which we regard as ambiguous to the classic Chinese teapot. Therefore, I also decided in favor of the equally classic 200ml size. Like the other elements of the line, the Signature teapot is made from a fine and very light, almost white clay that develops dark speckles when fired. Actually, these are iron inclusions, i. e. droplets of iron that is contained in the clay. In addition, different shades of color arise, forming a visually discreet, but nevertheless appealing stripe pattern. As the pictures on this page vividly illustrate, the perceived color of the teapot changes with the light and surroundings.

Also in functional terms, the unglazed SiamTeas Signature teapot leaves nothing to wish for. So, the teapot is 100% drip-free. And thank to the the ergonomically shaped handle, you can easily grab, lift and move it, even in hot condition. And in order to ensure perfect functionality, the integrated ball-shaped strainer also reflects on the classic Yixing teapot. Accordingly, just like the original, our Signature  teapot is best suited for preparing black tea, oolong tea, white tea or Pu erh tea. However, you can also prepare green teas in it quite well.

SiamTeas Signature Teapot, 200ml - naturally integrated strainer

But why is it unglazed?

Well, why unglazed …. First of all, it were natural, unglazed works that had initially inspired me. On the one hand, because the natural clay greatly emphasizes the connection between the soil and the tea leaves. Then, because the desirable properties of clay with tea preparation will show best this way. And thirdly, I found the unglazed vessels simply incredibly beautiful and best reflecting the simple character of tea.

Any doubts? Just give it a try … And you won’t want to use any other tea vessels anymore!

Please note ! Since each of our SiamTeas Signature Shiboridashi is an individual handicraft, virtually every specimen is unique. Therefore, minor deviations in shape and capacity may occur between individual specimens.

Other elements of the SiamTeas Signature Tea Pottery Line

Besides my Signature teapot, the SiamTeas Signature tea pottery line includes the following elements in orientation at the core requirements for the casual or ritual tea preparation:

Moreover, teapot, shibo and yuzamashi are also available as an ensemble, of course coming with a price advantage:

Additional information

Weight 250 g

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