It stretches out comfortably, relaxed in the presence of fine aromas and hot water: along with the Xi Shi and Shui Ping styled Yixing teapots, the Fang Gu teapot (from the Chinese word for ancient) is one of the most practical and traditional styles available. The yawning opening and rotund body make it convenient for long leaf teas like yancha (Wuyi Rock Tea). Made of classic reddish Zhu Ni clay, this teapot is ideal for oolong and puerh, and is also becoming popular for steeping green tea. A classic must have for tea enthusiasts and an excellent choice for rare teas.
Why do I need a Yixing teapot?
The material and the shape of Yixing teapots are ideal for brewing tea. They bring out the tea flavor like no other tea vessel. Hand-made Yixing teapots are also valuable handicrafts sought after by collectors. Their value raises with time, usage and artist popularity.
Yixing teapots are made of a rare and depleting clay mined in the mountains near Yixing, a city in the Jiangsu province. The high density yet porous nature of the clay absorbs the smell of the tea brewed in it. For this reason, it is advised to use the pot with only one kind of tea (for instance with black teas or green teas). Bring your tea to the next level; allow yourself an authentic Yixing teapot.