Dragon Egg


A delightful little Chinese teapot made of polished brown Nixing clay shaped in classic Long Dan (龍旦 "dragon egg") form. Handcrafted at a third generation family-run kiln in Qinzhou: the home of Nixing pottery, this teapot is particularly suitable for Oolong, Pu-Erh and black teas for daily and Gongfu brewing.
Product Chinese Teapot, brown
Origin Qinzhou, Guangxi province, China
Material Nixing clay
Volume 125ml
Dimensions Ø6.5cm x H8cm x L10cm
Packaging Padded gift box

Each item is handmade and unique therefore measurements are approximate and colours may vary


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Nixing Clay 坭興陶

Boasting a 1300 year old history, Nixing – along with Yixing, Jianshui and Rongchang – is one of the four celebrated styles of traditional Chinese pottery. Produced in Qinzhou, Guangxi province, Nixing wares are made from a mixture of two clays dug from either side of the Qinjiang river banks. Baked unglazed at high temperatures of around 1200°C, the mineral-rich clay takes on hues ranging from the characteristic deep copper brown to blue-greys and black. Nixing ceramics are then often polished to reveal an incredibly smooth matte surface that is particularly suited to decorative carving. With the exception of fruit and intense herbal teas, teapots made from Nixing clay are suitable for all types of tea, slightly rounding off the taste for a less astringent and more harmonious flavour profile. Although less porous than Yixing clay, over time Nixing teapots will absorb tea oils and slowly develop a flavour patina, therefore brewing similar types of tea is recommended.


Wash by hand with warm water and a soft cloth or sponge, using a mild washing-up liquid if necessary. Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave.

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