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Yixing (ee-ching) pottery, forged from ancient clay, stone and mineral deposits deep within the earth of Jiangsu Province, is an ancient Chinese stoneware tradition meticulously crafted from specific clay or fortified clay blends. 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 whim of the crafts person. The unglazed pots are porous and will 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. 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.
About This Product:
An elegant example of rare Chinese high-craft paired with classic Western design. This 5-piece traditional tea set is crafted of lustrous, brown and purple-toned zisha clay. For this set, we might suggest a sweet, smooth limited edition No. 49, Yunnan Golden Buds with notes of wild flower honey and hint of sweet potato.
Dimensions: 5 3/8" length x 3 1/4" width x 3 3/4" height
Saucers not included