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Hey tea lovers! 🐉✨ Exciting news as we step into the Dragon Year of 2024 - with Yixing teapot purchase, we're gifting you an exclusive Dragon Year style tea mat to add that extra flair to your tea rituals. It's our way of celebrating with you, but remember, it's a limited-time offer! Don't miss out on making your tea sessions even more special with this mystical addition. 🍵💫

Hey tea lovers! While many of you know us as a premium Chinese tea wares company. We also specialized in teas in Huang Shan region. Huang Shan is home to the most famous Chinese teas – Huang Shan Mao Feng, Keemun and Tai Ping Hou Kui. As natives of this breathtaking place, we have a deep connection to the land and its rich tea heritage.

We understand that finding the perfect tea can be a personal journey, which is why we offer our sample pack. It allows you to explore the diverse flavors of Huang Shan teas and discover the one that resonates with your taste buds.

Each of the teas are sourced and produced directly from the tea farmers, ensuring the quality and the authentic taste.

Sample pack including:
Huang Shan Mao Feng – 10g
Tai Ping Hou Kui – 10g
Keemun Mao Feng – 10g
Osmanthus Keemun – 10g

We can’t wait to hear from your feedbacks on our teas. Join us on this journey and let us be your guide as you explore the enchanting world of Huang Shan teas.

Please note that the tea and tea wares will be shipped in seperate packages according to customs requirement. Usually tea will come slightly later than the tea wares.

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Premium Aged Duanni Pao Gua 130ml Yixing Teapot

Original price was: $449.90.Current price is: $399.90.

Price in USD. Tax included.

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The Pao Gua Yixing teapot, also known as the Bottle Gourd teapot, is one of the eighteen styles created by Chen Man Sheng, a renowned Yixing teapot maker during the Qing Dynasty. It shares similarities with the Man Sheng Hulu (Gourd) teapot, but it possesses unique characteristics that set it apart from other designs. Playing with this teapot evokes a sense of returning to simplicity and purity, as its original purpose was to alleviate the pain of longing for someone.

After Chen Man Sheng took office, certain regulations of the Qing Dynasty prevented officials from being accompanied by their families. Consequently, Chen Man Sheng had to live apart from his wife and was unable to be together with her for long periods of time. Due to his deep passion for teapots, he came up with the idea of expressing his affection through teapot designs. However, no matter how he designed them, he couldn’t find one that truly satisfied him.

One day, while reading Cao Zhi’s “Luoyang Fu,” he came across a line that caught his attention: “Lamenting the unmatched bottle gourd, praising the tireless ox.” Intrigued by the mention of the bottle gourd, he conducted careful research and discovered that it was a variant of the gourd, also known as the calabash gourd. Interestingly, in ancient times, the bottle gourd symbolized a man living without a wife. This perfectly resonated with Chen Man Sheng’s situation at the time. Inspired by this, he obtained a bottle gourd and observed it daily to create the Pao Gua teapot, capturing its essence in his craftsmanship.

Highlights: Half Handmade

Size: 130ml

Material: Premium Aged Duanni

Filter: Inner ball filter

Origin: Yixing

Packing list: With gift box

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China Tea Spirit Shop Guarantee - Tea Ware

This piece is designed and crafted by Zhang Yicheng Studio.

Established in the 1990s, this Yixing teapot studio has a rich history of craftsmanship and expertise. Founded by Zhang Yicheng, a respected collector and expert. Zhang Yicheng, known as one of the "Ten Kings of Pots" between local tea lovers, brings decades of expertise and passion to the studio. He is a consultant at Beijing Guobo Antique Authenticate Center and has an extensive personal collection of historical Yixing teapots.

The studio has employed over 120 skilled artisans, many of whom are now recognized masters in their own right. Artists such as Wang Yufei, Ma Junjie, Chen Minze, Zhu Zhouyi, and Feng Yanqi continue the legacy of excellence, crafting teapots with meticulous attention to detail. The studio has a significant collection of Yixing clay from the past and historical teapots, ensuring each piece is crafted from the authentic materials and with reference to some of the original teapot.

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Authentic Yixing Crafts

At China Tea Spirit, we believe that Yixing teapots need to be both functional and artistic. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality Yixing teapots. That's why we only work with talented and skillful Yixing local tea ware artists who have years of dedication to this art.

Our teapots are either full handmade or half handmade, ensuring that each piece is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. All product images are captured from the actual items.

We only use authentic Yixing clay, we do not use any chemical addictives in the crafting process.

Premium Aged Duanni Pao Gua 130ml Yixing Teapot
$449.90 Original price was: $449.90.$399.90Current price is: $399.90.