Yixing teapots are known to brew the best-tasting teas. Because of the porosity of the clay, the fragrance of the tea absorbs into 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 afficionados have a different pot for different types of teas to keep the flavor consistent with the "seasoning." A Yixing pot 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 the purple 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!