One of the most popular shapes of teapots, these classic xishi pots are both practical and beautiful. The round shape and short spout make it easy to handle and less susceptible to breaking. Each pot holds 200ml of tea, making it a good size for drinking in pairs or with groups. These pots have been delicately carved and filled with gold to give the look of kintsugi. The simple shape can easily accommodate many styles of tea, but it is important to keep it dedicated to one style once you've made your choice.
Yixing pots are iconic and are known as being the first teapots in the world. The clay is uniquely porous and will "drink" the tea that is made with it, allowing the consecutive steeps to absorb into the clay and enhance future steeps. For this reason, it is recommended that each pot be dedicated to one type of tea to prevent the crossover of other flavors. Over time, your pot will become more seasoned and make each pot of tea more aromatic and flavorful.
To care for your pot, rinse with how water immediately after each use and allow it to dry completely before applying the lid. Never use soap or abrasives.
It is important to properly care for your pot to ensure it's longevity. When you first bring it home, rinse it with hot water and then cold water. This should wash away the clay smell. It is then important to season the tea before steeping with it. Gently lower the teapot into a clean pot of boiling water. Keep the lid separate and do lot let it touch the bottom, as the bubbles might jiggle it too much. Allow it to sit in the boiling water a few minutes, then remove and let it cool completely. You will need to decide which type of tea you would like to dedicate your pot to. Generally, taller pots are better for darker and fermented teas, and shorter pots are used for lighter and green teas. The thicker the walls of the pot, the more heat it will hold. To season, add tea to the pot and steep. Pour the tea into a small bowl after about 30 seconds and steep the leaved again. Repeat this process until the bowl is full. You can then remove the leaves and soak the pot and lid separately in the brewed tea. Let it soak until it has cooled. Always let the pot and lid dry completely before putting the lid on. Over time, your pot will develop more color and aroma, but it will not be unpleasant. When properly cared for the clay will prevent any bacteria from forming.
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Everything you need to make A+ matcha at home. This kit comes with a beautiful deep green ceramic chawan (tea bowl), chasen (whisk) and chashaku (scoop). You can either get just the set or include some of our Ceremonial Grade Matcha at a discount. Each of these items separately add up, so get them together to save on everything!
It comes all packed safely in a compact box and basic instructions are included if you need a little guidance. *The wooden tray is not included*
I take this everywhere! Easy to use and so handy, this is my go-to when I'm on the go. The double-walled borosilicate glass sides keep in heat so the outside stays cool, and the bamboo tops screw on snugly to keep it from spilling. It comes with a neoprene sleeve for a little cushion and both the top and bottom unscrew for easy cleaning and versatility
You can make tea three ways with this set:
Holds roughly 12 oz.
Be sure to heat the glass first before pouring freshly boiling water in to prevent the glass from cracking. Hand wash only.
Simple glass pitcher. Comes in two sizes and is ideal for when your pot is larger than your cups. It's also called a "fair cup" because everyone gets the same steep time when it's poured into a common vessel and then into cups.
Can be used with or without the strainer. Strainer comes with a stainless steel holder.
Strain your tea in style. Sure, you could use a run-of-the-mill mesh strainer (which we have also) or you could use a handmade tin strainer that will filter out any leaves with love. Literally, the holes make a heart shape <3
This will last forever and will fit any receptacle with its stem.