What does this Yixing Zisha teapot and cup set contain?
The Yixing tea set is Yixing purple clay teapot and cups set, including 1 teapot approx. 220ml and 4 small tea cups about 50ml, the raw material used is Yixing purple clay which is also called Yixing Zisha in Chinese. It is suitable for making kung fu tea. A gift box is provided for the teapot set, good for gifts on different occasions or for private use.
How to use the new Yixing Zisha clay teapot?
Yixing tea sets are mainly used for making black and oolong teas, as well as aged Puerh tea. 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 tea set absorbs a tiny amount of tea into the pot during brewing. You had better use the Yixing teapot set for steeping only one type of tea, so as not to corrupt the flavour that has been absorbed.
After prolonged use, the pot will develop a coating that retains the flavour and colour of the tea.
How to clean a Yixing clay teapot?
To use the Yixing tea set, first please use clear water to wash away the dust on the surface of the tea set and the clay that remains inside, be sure NOT to use any detergent or disinfectant. It should be rinsed with fresh water and allowed to air-dry.
Yixing tea set also needs time to rest, normally it should be rest in a well-ventilated place (away from direct sunshine)for about 20 days after 2-3 months of use, which can make the tea set better absorb the tea flavour and the “natural coating” more beautiful.