Yixing Teapot

Steep teas to an unusually flavorful level

The Yixing teapot is made with a pourous, high-iron content clay that is known to steep teas to an unusually flavorful level. 

Traditional style, 5-ounce, unglazed Yixing or red-clay pot. The traditional style is made with red "hongni" clay. Yixing or "Zisha" purple sand are pots are famous for their ability to absorb the polyphenol content (primarily catechins) of the tea.  When the tea pot is hot, the sides of the Yixing absorb the polyphenols (pungency, strength, color and pungency of the tea).  This creates a deposit or a "memory" that builds-up over time with successive infusions.  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. After use, rinse it with hot water and allow it to air-dry. Our Yixing teapots were crafted in the late 1990s, in traditional style - very simple in design yet conforming to the three-level rule - the tip of the spout aligns with the top of the handle and the rim of the teapot.  Note, this pot should be boiled in water for at least ten minutes and allowed to dry before its first infusion.

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  • 5
    Great little yixing teapot!

    Posted by Victoria Yang on 27th May 2021

    I love this tea pot, it really does bring the flavor of the tea out more and I makes me more intentional about my tea drinking. Makes a great gift for a tea lover (or yourself) ;)

  • 5
    Great Zisha Teapot

    Posted by Regi on 26th Jan 2019

    This is the first zisha teapot that I have ever bought. I really enjoy the puer tea made by this teapot. Taste great.