TWL Shuiping Triplet
A Yixing teapot can last over 100 years: many antique teapots are still in use today. We aim to produce teapots that can stand the test of time. To do this, a teapot needs to be made without cutting corners. The clay must be of high quality and well processed. The details must be designed with care. We select the clay for our teapots based on our experience with antique Yixing, and we test the clay composition using EDXRF to ensure the absence of additives. We collaborate with the craftsmen to adjust the design, the balance of the parts, their thickness and their lines. Only the teapots that satisfy our requirements are stamped with the TWL seal.
We are aware that some of our customers are interested in a high ratio between volume and mass (V/m), so that the clay does not subtract much heat from the water. These shuiping teapots have a single hole filter.
This batch of hongni is very fine, with a smooth texture characterized by the presence of occasional iron specks. The amount and distribution of iron specks and their variation in size are natural for this type of clay, and a sign that this is authentic Yixing hongni.
Pour speed: 9s
This batch of zini has a rich texture with intermixed darker and lighter colored particles, as well as occasional iron specks. The grain is very similar to that of the qingshuini (a type of zini) used by Yixing Factory 1 in the 1970s.
Pour speed: 10s
This batch of duanni has a cornflour texture and a deep golden color. Duanni is a type of clay for which the lack of Barium has the most obvious effect. Barium tends to turn duanni into a slightly brighter yellow color. Thanks to the lack of barium, the color of our duanni shuipings is closer to old paper, and more similar to classical duanni examples from the Republic of China period.
Pour speed: 9s