Chaozhou Teapot (Wide)

 
Chaozhou teapots are similar to Yixing teapots, but are wheel-thrown and crafted by hand in Guangdong Province, near Phoenix Mountain, out of the local red clay. Renowned for their shiny patina and quality of their brewing, these thin clay pots retain a high temperature, allowing for superior multiple infusions. Dedicate a pot for each style of tea you drink, as the interior will over time absorb the essential oils of the tea leaves; and prepare the tea gongfu style, with lots of leaf and many brief infusions.

To clean, simply rinse with water; avoid soap.

Dimensions: 4" W x 2" H; 4 oz capacity (without leaves)

$90.00

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Chaozhou and Yixing teapots are known to brew the best-tasting teas. Because of the porosity of the clay, the fragrance of the tea is absorbed by the pot. This contributes to the enjoyment of the beverage because each pot develops a essence of its own. Frequent use seasons the teapots: the more often you brew tea in the pot, the more luminous it becomes, the more refined and classic it looks, and the more fragrant and delicious the tea that is brewed in it becomes.

Tea aficionados have a different pot for different types of teas to keep the flavor consistent with the "seasoning." Clay pots should never be washed, merely rinsed out with cold water, so to not risk rinsing away the coveted residue coating the interior of the pot.

Another advantage of these clays is that when fired and dried, it undergoes little contraction. Because of this, the teapot lid fits more tightly, which minimizes the loss of heat and aroma. To enhance your tea experience, we recommend warming your pot before use. Pour boiling water into the pot, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then pour off. Add your tea and water and enjoy!


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