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Yixing Crescent Moon Tea Set
This Yixing Crescent Moon Tea Set includes a Yixing teapot along with two matching ceraminc tea cups hails from the famed Yixing (pronounced ee-shing) region of China. Yixing teapots are crafted by artisans, who spend many years as apprentices under established masters and have historical origins dating back to the Sung and Ming Dynasty.
Made of purple clay that contains natural minerals, resulting in pleasing colors, this art-deco inspired design is not microwave or dishwasher-safe. 20 ounces.
1. Pre-heat the teapot by filling it with hot water and then drain.
2. Place one teaspoon of loose tea into the preheated teapot. No infuser is necessary. The leaves will have ample space to unfurl freely.
3. Fill with hot water fired to the temperature and steeping time as required by the particular tea type.
4. Savor the whole leaf tea by pouring it into a teacup.
To clean, remove the tea leaves and wash only with hot water. To maintain the seasoned flavor of the teapot avoid washing it with soap.
Chinese Yixing clay teapots are famous for their diversity of unique styles, shapes and colors. Handmade of unglazed terra cotta, the porous nature of the clay will take on the flavor, smell and color of the tea brewed. With each use the teapot becomes more seasoned.
Thus, dedicating a single teapot to a particular tea is a must. Yixing teapots are smaller than most teapots, intended for individual use, infusing 1-2 servings.