Bali Blue Triangular Yixing Purple Clay Teapot - 300ml
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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Inspiration: Yanghui Triangle
Raw Material: Purple Clay
Approx. Capacity: 201-300ml
Approx. Size: 12.8 x 9.8 x 6.2cm // 5 x 3.9 x 2.4in
This teapot is handmade, please allow 3-4 weeks for the crafting and shipping from our partner artist residing in Yixing, China.