Yixing (ee-ching) pottery, forged from the deep mines beneath the earth of Jiangsu, is an ancient Chinese stoneware meticulously crafted from various types 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. Unglazed and porous, the vessels will retain the nuance of the tea with use. This is a highly desirable quality, referred to 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:
This charming tea set, for one, crafted of lustrous, brown and purple-toned zisha clay includes a tea pot, saucer and cup. For this set, we might suggest a very fine puerh such as the earthy and smooth 2007 ancient-tree Bulong loose leaf.
Dimensions: 5 3/8" length x 3 1/4" width x 3 3/4" height