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Yixing pottery, forged from ancient deposits deep beneath the earth of Jiangsu Province, is a coveted Chinese stoneware meticulously crafted from specific types or blends 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 graceful tea pot, infuser and saucer are created from rich, red hong ni clay, and decorated with a traditional bamboo motif. Yixing pots are not glazed, but porous, allowing the vessel to retain the nuance, or memory, of the tea with use. This is a highly desirable quality, otherwise known as "seasoning". As such, it is recommended that you commit to one type or similar varieties of tea for each vessel.
For this special vessel, we might suggest our Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) a deeply roasted rock oolong with notes of cocoa, espresso and a lingering hint of honeysuckle. 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: 6 1/4" length x 4"width x 4 5/8"height
Set contains teapot, strainer and saucer.