Yixing (ee-ching) pottery, forged from the deep mines below Jiangsu Province, is an ancient Chinese stoneware meticulously crafted from various types of clay fortified with stones and minerals. Since the time of the Ming Dynasty, Yixing pots have been considered the finest choice for tea preparation and enjoyment. The elegant and simple forms are often inspired by themes of nature, geometry, or the whims of the crafts person.
This sculptural vessel of smooth black clay, with a rounded, high shoulder contains a removable infuser for ease of brewing. The delicate, fine brass handles feel cool to the touch and make a pleasant sound when being handled. The unglazed pots are porous and will retain the nuance of the tea with use, curing the pot to perfection. As such, it is recommended that you commit to one type or similar varieties of tea for each vessel. We might suggest an aged oolong, such our roasted 20-year Muzha Tieguanyin which enjoys rich and woody notes of fig, molasses and antique oak.
To clean, simply rinse the pot with warm water after use, without soap. The tea pot will develop a delicate, prized patina over time. With care, it will last a lifetime, continuing to improve with age.
Dimensions: 7 1/4" length x 5" wide x 5 3/4" length
Capacity: 4 cups