Yixing teapots originate from the Yixing region in eastern China
dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) when purple clay was first
discovered. But it was not until the late Ming and Qing Dynasties
(1573-1911) until the tradition matured and flourished.
Artisans utilize purple clay which contains natural minerals to create
beautiful products of various forms and colors. They have maintained
their unique reputation both in china and abroad as the “best vessel for
brewing” fine Chinese teas.
Yixing teapots have the unique ability to absorb the tea flavor with
continued usage. The fired clay contains tiny air pockets which provide
insulation and enhanced the taste and aroma of fine tea.
use soap when washing Yixing clay. Once you have finished drinking your
tea, take the leaves out, and rinse with hot water.