Yixing pottery, forged from the deep mines below Jiangsu Province, west of Shanghai, is an ancient Chinese stoneware meticulously crafted from various types of clay fortified with stones and minerals. The elegant and simple forms are often inspired by themes of nature, geometry, or the whims of the crafts person.
This handsome, slightly post-modern, cylindrical zisha vessel of warm, earthen tones, contains a removable infuser for ease of brewing. The delicate, fine brass handles feel cool to the touch and makes a pleasant sound when being handled. The unglazed pots are porous and will retain the nuance of the tea with use. This is highly desired, 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 one of our fragrant rock oolongs, such as the exquisite honey and cocoa-inflected Shui Xian or the persimmon-spiced Ban Tian Yao. 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.
7"long X 5" wide X 5 3/4 height
Capacity: 4 cups