Fang Gu is an old style of teapoot, meaning "drum shaped", it originated in the Qing Dynasty, by Master Shao Da Heng.
This teapot is made with the rare, red colored Zhuni clay, harvested in Yixing. This clay has a bumpy texture and will develop a deep luster after repeated use. The porous nature of Yixing clay allows it to become seasoned after extensive use, absorbing aromatic compounds and oils from the tea. The unique mineral composition of the clay, and their ionic capabilities, purportedly enhance the flavor profiles of certain teas.