Pan Hu Teapot
This gorgeous zisha (purple-sand) teapot are made from genuine forty-year-old clay. They are all handmade in cooperation between Master Zhou’s two apprentices and Master Chen herself, who finished every single pot. Like Master Zhou, Chen Ju Fang is another of our teachers. She is a master of Yixingware in her own right. Their studio is called “Wu Xing Shan Fang” but we had “Light Meets Life” stamped on the bottom of these pots.
These pots are a copy of a special type of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) teapots. There was a famous merchant named Mr. Pan who was a Yixing lover and collector, ordering many teapots for himself and his businesses. He ordered only a few special shapes, which all came to be known as "Pan Teapots." These shapes are great for tea and come to be loved and copied by those seeking teapots for gongfu tea brewing, as opposed to teapots as artworks.
These pots can be used to make any tea, but are especially suited to any striped tea, like our marvelous Cliff Tea sets.