Yixing Teapot (Squat with Brown String)

The first and best vessels for infusing and serving tea, Yixing clay teapots were introduced in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Renowned for the quality of their brewing, these small handcrafted pots are specifically designed to prepare oolong and pu-erh teas gongfu cha style: the unglazed surface allows for high heat retention, and produces superior cups through multiple infusions. Dedicate a pot for each style of tea; use lots of leaf and multiple short steeps to fully enjoy this teapot.

To clean, simply rinse with hot water; avoid soap.

Dimensions: 4" W x 2.5" H; 3 oz capacity (without leaves)


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Product Code: XC960


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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