Yixing (ee-ching) pottery, forged from ancient clay, stone and mineral deposits deep within the earth of Jiangsu Province, west of Shanghai, 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, such as a mythical dragon. The unglazed pots are porous and will retain the nuance, or memory, of the tea with use. This is 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, sans 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 this rare Chinese high-craft. The silhouette of our Yixing "Peach" Teapot combines the traditions of one of the most celebrated forms of tea ware with elements of western design.
Dimensions: 5.25" H x 5" W (9"W handle to spout)