Use it in the Winter time and do not pre-heat the pot. Pour hot water in and MONEY!
Down the drain! Never use a zhuni pot in a cold environment! It will be worst then our economy : P
Even Michael at the tea gallery learn it the hard way.... Click! Holly!! and all our hearts broken.
You MUST warm up the pot slowly no matter what.
So I started painting a tea pot and smoke away, hoping the smoke will claim this intense atmosphere. We all learn....