A handmade work of Chinese art, with a tradition going back thousands of years. This pot is made from rare "zi sha" clay ("purple sand"), which is found only in the city of Yixing, in Jiangsu province. These often elaborate and whimsical pots are traditionally used for gongfu steeping, where tea is served in small cups over the course of many very short infusions. Ideal teas for this are oolongs and pu'erhs, although some black teas will be quite lovely, as well. The unglazed tea pot will become "seasoned", absorbing the rich tea oils over repeated use. So no matter which tea you choose, it's recommended to dedicate a Yixing pot to a particular type of tea for best flavor.
Teapot made in China, exclusively for Adagio, using the prized Qing Shui Ni clay | 10 oz (0.3L) | 4.5 " tall | 3.25" diameter | Cups, not included with teapot, two 1.5" tall and 2" diameter
The city of Zibo in Shandong province was once the powerful State of Qi, during the Spring and Autumn Period in ancient China. Shandong has played a major role in Chinese history, from the very beginning of Chinese civilization: it is home of sacred Mount Tai, and the birthplace of Confucius. Zibo is significant for sports fans, too. According to FIFA, cuju - believed to be the original form of football, dating back to the Han dynasty - was invented in Zibo.
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can you use loose leaf tea in the Zibo pots. do you buy a filter,for the Zibo pots.
Asked by Alice Wilson
on May 8th, 2016
How much tea does it hold
Asked by Norman Cove
on May 15th, 2017
Can the pot be placed directly on a gas burner?
Asked by Madelaine Pecci
on November 17th, 2017
What does it have as a strainer?
Asked by Bradley Bear
on October 5th, 2019
These pots are beautiful, do you think in the future you will offer larger sizes?
Asked by L B
on June 21st, 2021
I just received my first Yixing teapot, and was looking for some advice. What should i do to properly sanitize/clean it for its first use ?