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Yixing Pottery: The World of Chinese Tea Culture (Arts of China) by Brand: Long River Press

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Yixing ware elevates something as simple as a teapot or cup into a work of art accessible to all collectors. Its history is rich and vigorous, offering something for just about everyone interested in pottery, tea, or Chinese culture.

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

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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.