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This is a Yixing Zisha teapot made of the premium Zisha clay Da Hong Pao, in a classic design of Xishi - named after an ancient Chinese beauty. The teapot is semi-hand made elaborating the art of simplicity. Capacity: 240ml & 200ml.
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Purple sand teapot, Purple clay teapot, YiXing teapot, Yixing Zisha teapot

This is a Yixing Zisha teapot made of the premium Zisha clay Da Hong Pao, in a classic design of Xishi.

The teapot is semi-made by Yixing Zisha artists. It is a teapot that captures many beautiful aspects of Yixing Zisha artwork: simple yet authentic, rich red colour, silky Da Hong Pao clay combined with the full body outline design, a steady classic base and a sleek and uninterrupted water pouring motion. 

Xi-Shi Chinese teapot design

'Xi-Shi-Hu' is a classic Chinese teapot design, named after the ancient Chinese beauty 'Xi-Shi'. This teapot design has classically a round shape with a very smooth outline and short sprout. It is an art work of simplicity, authenticity and oriental legacy.

Dao Hong Pao Zisha clay and teapot

Da Hong Pao is an exclusive Zisha clay produced in the Yixing area of the Jiang-Su Province, Chian. It's production started from the Ming-Qing Dynasty and the natural reserve of the clay is limited.

The production of Da Hong Pao teapots is labour intensive, from the start (preparation of the clay) to the finish. For example, it is reported if a clay is prepared by a machine instead of hand mixing, this substitute itself will demolish the classic and artistic 'pear skin' appearance of the surface, and reduce the water absorbance of the clay from 3-5% down to 1%.

Once made, a Da Hong Pao Zisha teapot displays a stunning scarlet red colour with a rich yet natural shine and apparent clay granule surface. 

A Da Hong Pao Zisha teapot is believed to be superior in various aspects for brewing Oolong teas and Pu-erh teas. It is truly a teapot to treasure and enjoy. 

ZiSha teapot is traditionally used as the premium tea vessel to brew premium Chinese teas. For more information, please visit: YiXing ZiSha teapot

Zisha clay:

Da Hong Pao


Approximate 200ml and 240ml

Cleaning and care instruction:

See YiXing ZiSha teapot cleaning and preparation


Tuesday, 28 February 2023

My parcel arrived today and everything arrived safely. The Zisha teapot is so beautiful and a delight to hold and pour from, it has a very good seal. The little pot is now being readied for its first cha session tomorrow ( as per your instruction on how to prepare a Zisha tea pot.) Thank you Angie for the samples and your advice on other teas. I am so glad to have found such an excellent provider of quality tea and tea information in Australia. Kind regards and gratitude to you all

Postage calculation:

We ship from our warehouse in Sydney Australia, using Australia Post and advise a quote with each purchase. This is calculated directly from Australia Post's calculator during the final stage of the purchase-checkout and based on the total weight of the ordered package.

  • A typical order of 1 or 3 items (not including tea sets) would cost between $9.30 to $19 dollars within Australia.
  • Free standard shipping for orders of $100 AUD and over within Australia.*
  • Express shipping is available at the buyer's expense
  • To calculate the actual postage of your order, please place your order items in the cart and enter your postcode. The postage will then be calculated and displayed. 

We offer better value to a greater number of customers by charging true shipping costs, rather than subsidize postage with higher overall product prices.

* Please note: if a wrong address is supplied and the parcel is retuned to us as the result, the postage of reposting the order is covered by the recipient.

Delivery time: 

All orders are processed within 24 - 48 hours except weekends and public holidays, pending on credit card authorization.  

  • Normal shipping period for Sydney and metropolitan areas is 1-3 working days
  • 3-5 working days for the rest of Australia.
  • 3-5 working days to NZ by Air Mail.
  • 5-10 working days elsewhere in the world.

Delivery tracking: 

Parcel tracking is a standard practice now with all our deliveries. We provide tracking numbers on request only for the following reasons:

  1. Auspost requires all shipping addresses to be entered manually onto their site/app for the tracking numbers to be linked to each postal parcel automatically. This is not practical for us currently given the numbers of the parcels we process every day. 
  2. We have also had feedbacks that certain customers do not wish to have their mail boxes filled with tracking numbers. 

Our current policy is therefore we provide tracking numbers only when they are requested. Please drop us an email if you wish to have the tracking number to track your delivery. 

Damage of the fragile items for Australia local customers:

If any fragile items are damaged during the delivery, please retain the original package with the purchase statement in the posting state with the damaged items and lodge a claim for compensation to Auspost at: 

We are here to support you on all related aspects of this regard. It is however Auspost's policy for all compensation claims to be lodged by the recipients and the damaged items are required as the evidence for the claims. 

For international shipping (countries that are NOT Australia or NZ): 

  • Although we use Auspost postage calculator to calculate the postage on the website, we cap the international shipping cost at $30 AUD for parcels that include teas only (please contact us for a postage quote if you would like to order tea accessories from us). We will charge $30 AUD as the top postage if paid by credit card, or refund the exceeding amount if paid by Paypal.  
  • the delivery time is estimated at 5-14 working days.
  • We use economic air for international shipping. There is not tracking number for these posts. Please advise if you which to take up additional cover with additional cost, for example $5.5 for a tracking number and signature at the delivery. 

Time frame for claiming damage or missing deliveries:

  • Orders within Australia: 21 days from the date the order is posted
  • Orders from overseas: 50 days from the date the order is posted

*This offer applies to retail orders only. As stated in the VGT Wholesale Policy, shipping costs for wholesale orders are additional.