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Yixing Teapots

 

Our high quality Yixing teapots (pronounced ee-shing) are made from the special Zisha and Zhu Ni clays found only in the area near Lake Tai Hu in China. The pots have been made in the area by crafts people since at least the 14th century and were the first teapots to be brought to the UK. Current teapots are based on these original teapots.

The teapots are unglazed inside which allows the flavour of the tea to build up in the teapot. For this reason we recommend using only one type of tea in yuour teapot. 

Yixing teapots are sought after by tea lovers‚ teapot collectors and by those looking for that special gift for a wedding‚ anniversary or birthday. Some of the pots are plain yet beautiful shapes whilst others  have animal decorations or are in shape. Many of ‚the shapes and carvings are lucky symbols‚ so ideal as a gift.

 Those in the know believe that these teapots make the best cup of tea and we provide you with instructions on how to ‘cure’ your pot and make the perfect cup of tea. The tiny pots are perfect for the Gong Fu tea ceremony and are usually used with Oolong tea. There is a selection pots from the traditional tiny Gong Fu pots to full size Pear teapot family ones.

 

 

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Butterfly Teapot

A small teapot‚often referred to as the 'Beehive Teapot' because of it's nodding resemblence to a hive. This one is decorated with colourful butterflies on one side and a butterfly and flowers on the other.The lid has Chinese characters along the rim.  READ MORE

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Cushaw Melon Teapot

A segmented body topped with a stalk on the lid this is a pleasing small teapot. Ideal for Gong Fu tea or for a teapot collector. These small pots are ideal for collectors especially where space for display is limited.  READ MORE

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Dragon Egg Teapot

This is a stunning teapot and guaranteed to get attention. READ MORE

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Eight Diagram Teapots

Tai ji or T'ai chi as it is better known here‚ literally means 'supreme'‚'ultimate' and is seen as the perpetual cycle of Ying and Yang. This symbol is found on the teapot lid. The eight diagrams known as 'bagua' in China is a philosphical Taosit concept represented with an octangonal diagram. READ MORE

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Fang Gu Teapot

This is a well made‚substantial teapot which is perfectly suited to everyday use. Holding nearly a pint it's an ideal teapot for one person who likes a good mugful and refill too as well as a small family teapot. Made by Mr Gu Jingzhou‚ it is a simple and traditional design. Approx size: 21cm length‚ 14cm wide and 10cm high.   Approx teapot capacity:800ml As with all our teapots this comes to you in a cloth covered box.     READ MORE

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Feather Teapot

A cream and green teapot with an interesting feather like design. It is a squat rounded shape which is pleasing to hold.  READ MORE

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Gold Money Teapot

This is a very ostentatious teapot. The teapot is square and tapered with hand painted designs in glowing colours.   READ MORE

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Imperial Kylin Teapot

 Another of our very colourful teapots. Hand painted with flowers‚ highlighted in gold coloured paint on the lid‚ handle and spout this is a stunning teapot. Small kylins ( mythical beasts ) are highlighted in gold on the body of the teapot too.  READ MORE

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Leaf Teapot

A tiny Gong Fu size teapot. Beautifully rounded with a delicate contrasting leaf design.   READ MORE

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Lovers Teapot

Two pots in one - a Yin and Yang set that makes it an ideal gift for a couple or from one lover to another‚ whatever the occasion. READ MORE

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Side Handle Teapot

A traditional side handled teapot. A lovely bright red clay decorated with white flowers and leaves. READ MORE

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Squirrel & Pine Cone Teapot

There is plenty of detail on this dark cream coloured teapot. The pot is embellished with an applied branch and green pine leaves with a green cone for the filial. The teapot handle is a cheeky squirrel peeking over the shoulder of the teapot at the pine cone. READ MORE

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Twelve Earthly Branches Teapot

An unusal multi sided teapot where each facet of the teapot depicits a Chinese horoscope sign.  READ MORE

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