Handmade 8-Sided Yixing Purple Clay Teapot
Making tea is essentially the process of breaking down the cell structure of tea leaves to release their flavor. Using the traditional method of Chinese tea-making, called Gong-Fu Cha (Tea With Great Skill), the teapot is perhaps the most important element in this process.
Serious Gong-Fu Cha enthusiasts spend many hours debating the virtues of their teapots, but there is universal agreement on a few points:
- Any tea is best made in clay teapots and the best teapots are made from “Purple Clay” (Zisha) from the Yixing (Yee-zhing) area of China
- Zisha clay has excellent porosity and heat handling properties that significantly improves the taste of tea when compared to tea made in glass, porcelain or glazed teapots
- High-fired teapots with a finer, thinner clay are excellent for use with any tea and a must for Green, White and Oolong teas. Low-fired teapots that use a thicker and more porous clay work best for Black Tea (called Red Tea in China) and Pu-Erh Tea.
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Raw Material: Purple Clay
Water Outlet: 7 Holes
Approx. Capacity: 151-200ml
Approx. Size: 13.3 x 6.2 x 5.4cm // 5.3 x 2.5 x 2.2in
This teapot is handmade, please allow 3-4 weeks for the crafting and shipping from our partner artist residing in Yixing, China.