Square Base Yixing Clay Teapot
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This is one of our medium size pure yixing clay teapots. It is good for making any type of tea, especially large or long tea leaves. Female pottery master Tang Wei Ping used special “Di Cao Qing” clay to specially design a square shaped bottom. This is a very stable design, representative of the four cardinal directions. Chinese philosophy has a saying, “Ding Tian Li Di,” which roughly translates to “stable on the earth, to hold the sky.” This means as a human being you are responsible for the work and people around you. If you stand tall, you can stand upright and take the weight of the sky. The lid’s handle is surrounded with Chinese lucky clouds to wish good fortune and success. This pot has a very large opening, which makes it easy to fit even large leaves in easily. The pot has a very short spout which makes it very easy to pour out and control your infusions times.
You can use yixing pots to make any of your favorite teas. Just follow the description for each type of tea so you are using the right temperature water. You can choose a specific pot for making a certain type of tea based on the size, shape, quality and thickness of the walls. Never wash your yixing pot with soap, since it will easily absorb a soapy flavor. Instead, just rinse your pot with warm water after use. Though you cannot tell by looking at it, yixing clay is made up of tiny, individual sand combined together which creates a lot of pores. Yixing pots will absorb your tea’s flavor and begin to smell like your tea. If you use the pot very often over a long period of time, you will be able to pour boiling water in and get some of your tea’s character out. We suggest you use 1 pot to make 1 category of tea (puer, black, wulong, white, scented, yellow, green) so you don’t let the heavy quality of one type of tea affect the light and smooth flavor of another.