CHINESE YIXING Red Clay Pottery Teapot and cups. Unique with small branch design

Yixing Teapots are made from Yixing clay. This traditional style commonly used to brew originated in China dating back to the 15th century, and are made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Yixing teapots are meant for use with black and oolong.They can also be used for green or white tea, but the water must be allowed to cool to around 85 °C (185 °F) before pouring the water into the pot. Yixing teapots absorb a tiny amount of tea into the pot during brewing. After prolonged use, the pot will develop a coating that retains the flavor and color of the tea. It is for this reason that soap should not be used to clean Yixing teapots. Instead, it should be rinsed with fresh water and allowed to air-dry. A studious tea connoisseur will only steep one type of tea in a particular pot, so as not to corrupt the flavor that has been absorbed. Generally, the price of Yixing teapots are dependent on such factors such as age, clay, artist, style and production methods.
This teapot set also includes six matching tea cups and saucers for serving tea. Everything is brand new and still in its original packaging. The set sits inside of a box with gold silk fabric with a certificate attached to the lid. The certificate includes an image of the potter who designed the teapot, an original photograph of the
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