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Yixing pottery, forged from ancient clay, stone and mineral deposits deep beneath the earth of Jiangsu Province, is a coveted Chinese stoneware meticulously crafted from specific types or blends of this coveted and fortified clay. 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 particular teapot of delicate, woven ropes of zisha clay will make a lovely addition to any collection. 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 handsome red pot, we might suggest our Yunnan Golden Buds, an exceptionally tippy Dian Hong (Red Yunnan) with toasty notes of musk and honey. 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