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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

A common mistake people make is thinking you can use your teapot as soon as you get it. We often get questions from people who are curious or taken aback by the smell they sense after getting the piece of teaware. It can be described as “earthy”, “muddy”, “moldy”, and even “fishy”.

To lighten the earthy smell of clay and prepare the teapot for tea brewing we always need to season it before use. (Read more)

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What You Need to Know About Purchasing a Yixing Teapot

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What You Need to Know About Purchasing a Yixing Teapot

Yixing teaware is renowned for being the perfect teaware when it comes to gongfucha but unfortunately, there is still some myth and confusion surrounding these teapots... (Read more)

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

If you’ve ever participated in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (gong fu cha), you might’ve noticed a small ceramic creature sitting somewhere atop of the tea tray, slowly slurping up tea alongside the tea master. (Read more)

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