Traditional style, 5-ounce, unglazed Yixing red-clay pot. Note the traditional style of the teapot, made with red Zisha clay. Yixing or "purple sandware" pots are famous for their ability to absorb the flavor of tea. Typically, only one type of tea is used in a particular pot for this reason. Commonly used for "Gong fu" style tea service with oolong or Pu-erh teas. Rinse with hot water and allow it to air-dry. This pot should be boiled in water for at least ten minutes and allowed to dry before its first use.