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Yixing Teapots

Yixing Teapots

For centuries, Yixing (pronounced “ee-shing”) Teapots have been the preferred tea brewing vessel of the Chinese and of tea drinkers worldwide. Yixing teapots are intended for individual use, producing 1- 2 servings of tea. The purple clay (Zisha) from which these teapots are made can only be found in the Yixing region of China. The porous nature of the purple clay absorbs the flavor, smell, and color of the tea that is brewed in it. From repeated use, Yixing teapots develop a seasoning, making the tea brewed from an aged teapot a treat. To clean this type of teapot, simply empty the leaves and rinse the teapot with hot water. Never use soaps or cleansers, as they may be absorbed by the porous clay and interfere with the taste of your tea.

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