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9 Piece Fine Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Purple Sand Tea Set Fine Tea Pot Tea Cups Traditional Kung Fu Tea by Festcool

  • The set includes: 1 teapot, 8 teacups
  • 8 teacups: 2.5"dia, 1.25"h,approximate capacity: 30 ml or 1 fl oz
  • 1 teapot :4.5"dia, 3.75"h, approximate capacity: 370 ml or 12 fl oz

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Yixing Zisha purple clay tea set is made in Yixing, the city with a history of making tea set with special local purple clay for over 2000 years. One purple clay tea pot was even auctioned over 2 million US dollars a few years ago. Purple clay teapot can make tea a unique flavor and taste, long lasting tea aroma. Typical purple tea set has no glaze inside, otherwise it can't make unique flavor tea. It is good both for daily use and collection.

Ceramic Glazed Teapot with Wooden Handle Clay Tea Pot Taiwanese (Chinese) Teaware (mustard, light brown) by Pacific Tea

  • All our teaware is designed in the most environmentally...
  • If have been searching for an ideal kyusu, stop. Our teapot will...
  • The glaze has the pattern of a multitude of light brown and pale...

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This glazed teapot is called 'Yokode no kyusu' which translates literally as 'side handle teapot' and this kind was used traditionally for serving green tea. The side handle derives from old times, when the host was sitting in front of the guest while pouring tea. This handle is very useful for quick and even distribution among several small cups without spillage. For non-Asian eyes this teapot might look somehow unorthodox at first, but its practical features are undeniable and persuasive.

Use, cleaning and storage tips

  • Unless you start to see mold, it is best not to wash the tea pot regularly but to simply rinse it after use.
  • Clay is porous and fragrant elements of a tea stay inside the pores and come out for the next brewings. That's why you should reserve your teapot for one family of tea only. The exceptions to this rule are the pots that are glazed inside.
  • Clay teapots are traditionally used only for oolong and pu-erh teas, and some Chinese black ones.
  • Clayware is famous for its heat retention properties and we recommend using a timer for the first pot or two, then adjusting brewing times according to your taste.

"Pacific tea" is based in Hong Kong and strictly follows old traditions of tea culture. Our company has been wholesaling tea and teaware for about 130 years all over the world. Among our customers there are Chinese communities and restaurants, tea clubs and embassies. We are proud of the tea tradition in China, and eager to show people the difference between ordinary tea drinking and savoring each drop of the lovely tea in the best Asian style.


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Yixing Teapot Master Introduction Series-4 - Lv Junjie & Wu Qunxiang

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Latest News

  • Penn State Tea Institute To Host 'Yixing Teapot' Exhibition

    04/22/15 ,via Onward State

    Beginning on April 23, lectures and seminars will cover topics such as yixing clay, the clays and the tea, the history of yixing clay, shapes of yixing teapots, yixing clay research, the yixing clay teapot brewing method, and yixing teapots in Gong Fu Cha.

  • Tea Tuesdays: The Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

    04/14/15 ,via NPR

    This necessitated the invention and use of the teapot as we know it today. These first teapots, James Norwood Pratt writes in A Tea Lover's Treasury, came from the Yi-Xing region of China and were soon copied throughout the world. Japanese potters

  • In Florida, Centuries of Tea-Inspired Art

    02/20/15 ,via Wall Street Journal

    1233 3.22 % I learned how to properly prepare tea in Yixing teapots, which are well represented in the exhibition,” she said. The experience, combined with travels to Chinese regions famous for teas and tea bowls, sowed the seeds for the exhibition.

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Books

  • The beauty of Chinese Yixing teapots & the finer art of tea drinking

    Times Editions Pte. 2001. 154 pages.

    This volume contains the history and legends of the most famous teapot in China, the Yixing teapot: discover the properties and secrets of Yixing clay. It showcases over 60 of the most beautiful Yixing teapots, the works of some of the best known master craftsmen, in splendid full-color photography, and debunks some common myths about tea drinking, among them that tea tastes better in tiny red pots! It also guides you on the best ways to make tea, from selection of the right material to handling the preparation itself. The author takes the reader through the process of comparative testing with different teapots and different teas. His method, knowledge and experience will help you make the best choice, and get the best fragrance and taste out of your own teapots. Beautifully designed,...

  • The Art of the Yixing potter

    1990. 249 pages.

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  • Fine leaves flutter in a place of delight

    08/27/15 ,via China Daily

    Nuo is one of China's first home-grown luxury hotels and endeavors to live up to its promise and compete with top global brands by showing the depth of China's history ... a zisha teapot. This little fellow is made from a special clay found in Yixing ...

  • Shen Yunlan: China's Leading Maker of Zisha Pots

    07/13/15 ,via 中国妇女网

    Shen, 43, a leading senior craftswoman from Yixing in east China's Jiangsu Province ... Readers may not know much about zisha teapots but might have seen the famous Olympics pot, one of Shen's masterworks. This cultural product has enjoyed great popularity ...

  • Yixing, a city of pottery

    03/06/15 ,via China Daily

    Jiangsu province has prioritized the development of Yixing, a county-level city in Wuxi ... Yixing is well known for its pottery, with a long pottery history of more than 7,000 years. Its purple clay teapot craftsmanship is unique and attracts many ...

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Traditional chinese tea ceremony accessories
Traditional chinese tea ceremony accessories
Traditional chinese tea ceremony accessories on the tea table
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