This 120ml "Peach" Yixing Teapot will make a lovely addition to your gongfu tea set, offering a delicate tea aesthetic. Duan Ni clay (Zi Sha) retains heat well, is porous and absorbent. What differentiates Duanni from other ZiSha teapots is that they don't impart any pungent flavors on the tea itself. Furthermore, the clay will mellow out any harsh notes the tea may have, like unbalanced smokiness or earthiness of darker teas.
Moon Rabbit is a mystical figure from Chinese culture. If you look up during the full moon, you'll see him with a mortar, pounding elixir of life. This 200ml Yixing Teapot shaped as Dragon Egg will make a lovely addition to your gongfu tea set. Duan Ni Yixing clay (Zi Sha) retains heat well, is porous and absorbent. The clay will mellow out any harsh notes the tea may have, like unbalanced smokiness or earthiness of darker teas.
Ren Yixin's 110ml "Persimmon" Shi Yuan Yixing Teapot is a stunning example of traditional yet innovative teapot creation. Crafted from highly prized ZhuNi clay from Zhao Zhuang Zhu, the teapot's smooth lines and harmonious shape strike a perfect balance between practicality and aesthetics. The teapot's deep scarlet and dark red color and its shape capture the essence of autumn, the beauty of nature, and the rich cultural history of China.
Xu Bian stands as an embodiment of timeless elegance. This 190ml teapot is crafted from ZiNi clay that has been aged for two decades. The process of aging Yixing clay enhances the already renowned qualities of ZiSha. As the clay matures over time, it eliminates organic matter, enriching the clay's purity. Aging makes the clay more homogenous, improving air permeability and various components' compatibility. Through these combined effects, Xu Bian elevates the tea-drinking experience, enriching flavors and aromas.
Qin Quan ("the right of Qin" or "the power of Qin") is one of the classical yixing shapes, named after Qin Shi Huang – the first emperor of unified China and founder of the Qin dynasty. This 180ml Yixing teapot with fast pour (16ml/sec) is made of Zi Ni – excellent clay to bring taste and aroma out of tea. The outside of the teapot is decorated with Hei Ni – another Yixing clay, with high iron content that turns black after firing. This Qin Quan features an exquisite pattern called Taotie.
Shui Ping is a timeless design piece. This 110ml teapot is made of 20-years aged purple clay, Zi Ni. Aging the clay is a lengthy procedure that takes the properties of the famous purple clay up a notch. Aging makes the clay more homogenous, improves air permeability and the compatibility of various components in the mud. And last but not least - it accounts for a warmer, more vibrant color and a better overall look and feel of the finished product.
This 140ml Zi Ni Yixing teapot made of clay from the delta of the Yangtze River (Zi Sha) has excellent porosity and heat-retaining properties that can significantly improve tea taste. The shape is the classical Xi Shi (西施). Xi Shi was a famous beauty of ancient China. This classical shape resembles her full round face, the spout looks like a mouth, gentle and graceful, and the handle resembles her elegant hair bun.
This 110ml handmade Chaozhou teapot is crafted in a classical Dragon Egg shape, caroled by Qing Dynasty poet Wu Dingme. Chaozhou clay, with its excellent heat-retaining properties, is high in iron oxide but less porous than Yixing ZiSha (primarily due to higher firing temperature) and is good at preserving tea's bright, floral notes. This teapot is a perfect match for your floral Dan Cong Oolongs.
Tokoname clay is one of Japan's six original kiln styles. The clay reacts with tannins in the tea to decrease bitterness and bring out even more sweetness. Designed for Gyokuro, this 120ml teapot ensures a slow and steady pour that will get all the umami out of your precious tea.
The Kyusu has been used to brew Japanese tea for ages. As respected in the culture, the white color symbolizes purity and relates to the spiritual world. With a capacity of 200ml, it's an ideal teapot for Sencha and Gyokuro green tea.
Tokoname teapots date back over 900 years ago to the Heian Period. The clay inside reacts with tannins in the tea to decrease bitterness. Carefully crafted in Aichi prefecture, this 350ml teapot is well thought through and has a mesh lining filter inside.
The Ru Yao Porcelain Kyusu Teapot is a gorgeous representative of the ancient porcelain technique that originated during the Song Dynasty. Iron used in this technique helps to create shining and glimmering luster, and firing creates a net of fine "cracks" in the glaze. With time, the "cracks" will get seasoned with tea and will beautifully darken.
Tetsubin, the Japanese cast-iron kettle, is an integral part of Cha No Yu – Japanese tea-drinking tradition. Glazed with enamel on the inside and accompanied with a tea-strainer, this 1ltr tetsubin is perfect for brewing tea and is easy to clean.
What can be more enticing than watching rising steam, listening to crackling charcoal, boiling water, and a Chaozhou clay kettle clacking lid? The Chaozhou charcoal stove and clay kettle are a must-have if you are serious about Gong Fu Cha. It will transform the entire tea experience by taking it to the next level. Many argue that water boiled on the open fire in a clay kettle is so much better than the one boiled in a stainless steel electric kettle.
In the set: Yixing Teapot (Zi Sha: Zi Ni), and two sets of matching Yixing Clay Zi Ni Aroma Teacups. Compared to glass, porcelain, glazed teapots, or even other ZiSha clays, ZiNi clay enhances the flavors and aromas of tea.