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Tea Essentials :: Yixing

Yixing teapots first appeared during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) in the Yixing region of China, located in the Jiangsu province, about 120 miles northwest of Shanghai. The Jiangsu province is the world's only source for the unique clay from which Yixing teapots are made, called purple or red clay.

PURPLE CLAY (ZISHA)
Purple clay's unique properties make it ideal for brewing tea. The quality most immediately apparent is the attractive color of purple clay. This color, sometimes augmented by natural pigments, is never hidden on Yixing teapots by glazes. The inside of Yixing teapots are always left uncoated so the porous nature of purple clay absorbs the flavor, smell, and color of the tea that is brewed in it. Over time, YiXing teapots develop a seasoning from repeated use, making the tea brewed from a well used teapot a special treat. We dedicate a single flavor of tea to a specific Yixing teapot, so that the seasoning is not disrupted by cross-brewing.
Price Qty.
Yixing: Buddha Teapot (5015) $60.95
Yixing teapots are from China and feature unusual designs. They also use a purple clay (ZISHA) which is not covered by a glaze, nor is the inside of the pot coated. The porous nature of purple clay absorbs flavor, aroma and color of the tea that is brewed.
L 8 3/4 x H 7.0 27 oz
Yixing: Lucky Rock Teapot (1507) $38.95
Yixing teapots are from China and feature unusual designs. They use a purple clay (ZISHA) which is not covered by a glaze, nor is the inside of the pot coated. The porous nature of purple clay absorbs flavor, aroma and color of the tea that is brewed.
(L)6 1/8 x (H)2 3/4
8 oz
Yixing: Starship (000512) $32.75
Yixing teapots are from China and feature unusual designs. They also use a purple clay (ZISHA) which is not covered by a glaze, nor is the inside of the pot coated. The porous nature of purple clay absorbs flavor, aroma and color of the tea that is brewed. Teapot L 5 x H 3 1/8 8 oz
Yixing: Time Honored Tea Pot(10033) $85.00
Yixing teapots are from China and feature unusual designs. They also use a purple clay (ZISHA) which is not covered by a glaze, nor is the inside of the pot coated. The porous nature of purple clay absorbs flavor, aroma and color of the tea that is brewed.
Teapot L 10 x H 8 36 oz


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