Can anyone speculate on this teapot?
Specifically do you think it is good clay? It’s certainly over 10 years old but how old would you guess? Couldn’t find any stamp.
I would say try to find out about the maker of the pot but it has no maker’s stamp on the bottom of the pot. I think this would indicate it was mass produced as opposed to produced by an individual artisan. Some one with more knowledge than me may be able to guess the age from the patina of stains inside the pot.
Thank you. I’m hoping it’s significant so I can get my neighbors interested in good tea. It’s their pot.
Is ther a stamp inside? The reason I ask is I recently saw a video of a pot maker and he put a stamp inside.
This is a clay pot designed for boiling heicha or puerh over a charcoal stove. You can find the appropriate stoves at Chawangshop for a very low price.
The puerh commonly used for boiling in a pot like this can be huang pian or shou, Lao Cha Tou is a good boiler. Dark heicha brick tea is more traditional, when the tea is boiling, salt, sugar or butter may be added.