Name: Shui Ping Teapot
Year: 1977-1986 (green Label period)
Material: High-quality Nei Zi Wai Hong. High-fired.
Seal: Jing Xi Hui Meng Chen Zhi
Filter: Single hole
This is a Factory 1 teapot that uses Nei Zi Wai Hong clay. This means the teapot uses Purple clay but is coated on the outside with Red clay. In those days the Red clay was more valuable and more expensive, so this was a way to lower costs.
The craftsmanship is a bit rough but decent, the lid is a bit loose and the pouring speed is 8 seconds with slight dripping.
This teapot is brand-new, so before using it I advise you to rinse it with boiling water. Then rinse it with room temperature water and smell inside of the teapot to check if there is some clay smell. Repeat the procedure until the clay smell goes away.
Then you can start making tea but It might take 1-2 weeks, if you use it daily, until it makes decent tea.
You could also follow the more complicated method of boiling the teapot, but it takes more time and the teapot might get broken or cracked during the procedure.
I have a few teapots of this type of clay from Factory 1. This clay is quite absorbent. It goes well with many kinds of roasted Oolongs, Shu Puer, Liu Bao, old sheng Puer and wet storage Sheng Puer. I have also used it with young Sheng Puer and it mutes some of the higher-notes of the tea.
However, I advise you to experiment with different teas and find the best match according to your taste.