This teapot was requested by an American tea vendor; I bought one for myself to check out and I found it to be of excellent quality. The clay is nicely high fired and the tea excels with all rolled oolongs. The dealer wanted this teapot specifically for Taiwanese oolongs, but it will do just fine with Chinese hongcha like JinJunMei or DianHong. It will also work well with raw pu erh maocha, but for pressed pu erh I'd prefer a flat pot of the same or larger volume.
When full, the teapot takes 20 seconds to empty. The lid fit is nice and tight and filled up with rolled oolong, the pour should take around ten seconds. This is an excellent teapot to have in your tea arsenal and beautifully crafted. This is a half handmade pot and there is even a stamp inside the pot. The seven-hole flat filter keeps leaves out of the spout while allowing for a fast and complete pour.
This pot has shrinkage lines on the inside and texture that somewhat replicates the legendary zhuni of old. The pot weighs in at 122g.
I highly recommend this pot to anyone who enjoys rolled oolongs or honcha. The pot comes with two complimentary cups made in a clay that resembles sandy qing shui ni.
Please not that at this time, purchases of this pot will take an extra week or so as I do not keep them in stock. That may change in the future, depending on how much interest there is in this pot!