Yixing Tea Sets

For centuries, tea master and tea enthusiasts the world over have sought the perfect method of preparing leaf tea. Either as part of a ritual or simply to obtain the best possible beverage, each culture has developed its own art of tea, adapted to its specific lifestyle. Of course, the practice of drinking tea is essentially to enhance and develop the preparation of leaf tea and adapt it to daily consumption. The tea set is best suited to this purpose. Here, then, is an overview of different kinds of Yixing tea sets, some of which are linked to a specific culture or ritual.

Yixing Tea Sets

Earthenware Yixing tea sets come from the Chinese county of the same name. Thanks to the porous nature of the clay from which they are made, they have the capacity to "remember" the teas that have been infused in them, and so they are called "memory teapots."

Objects fashioned from clay date back to the Han dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE), but it was in the middle of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), around 1500, that a significant production began. Toward the end of the 17th century, Yixing teapots arrived in Europe. High demand from European clients led Chinese craftspeople to create some of their pieces with them in mind.

Yixing is a town in Jiangshu Province, to the west of Shanghai. Famous for the quality of its clay as well as for the incredible creativity of its potters, Yixing still produces tea sets that enjoy a solid reputation in China and abroad. The center of production is in Dingshan, a community close to Yixing. In addition to the small workshops of craftspeople who work entirely by hand, there are large manufacturers who mass-produce tea sets.

Yixing purple clay tea sets are particularly suited to the preparation of black, wulong and Pu er teas.

YIXING CLAY

There are three main types of Yixing clay: zishani (purple-clay), hongni (red-clay) and banshanlu (yellow-clay). The following natural characteristics make Yixing clay a distinctive raw material: • Its malleability, which makes it easy to work with and has allowed craftspeople to develop a technique to make the tea sets entirely by hand. Note that Yixing teawares are rarely formed using a pottery wheel; they are usually shaped by hand.
• Its porous quality, which means that a Yixing tea set should only be used for a single family of teas.
• Its high concentration of ferrous oxide is easily visible on the surface of the tea set.

The clay is made from rocks that are extracted, crushed, cleaned, kneaded and sifted, then mixed together. The colors of the three types of Yixing clay vary according to where and from what depth the rocks were extracted, as well as the firing method used by the potter. The sound made by the teapot when it is tapped gently with its lid is also distinctive and can often be a test of quality. The sound should be clear and metallic.

THE MEMORY TEAPOT

When they are hot, the sides of a Yixing teapot absorb the tannins in the tea, creating a deposit that builds up over successive infusions. This is how the memory teapot acquires its coating. The more the teapot is used, the better it will reveal the wealth of aromas in the teas infused in it.

THE THREE-LEVEL RULE

If a Yixing teapot for the gong fu cho ceremony is well made, it will conform to the three-level rule: the tip of the spout and the top of the handle will be level with the rim of the teapot In addition, the lid should fit the opening in the teapot as closely as possible, so it does not move, and the handle and spout should be perfectly aligned.

The seal (or signature) of the potter is printed on each teapot. It is usually on the bottom of the teapot or under the lid, and sometimes it is under the handle.

About Our Yixing Tea Set

Established and founded by tea lovers for tea lovers. Our factory was made to reflect the classic age of the National Yixing Factory, carrying the culture and tradition of this famous tea set to future generations. We aim to make useable tea set that enhances tea drinking with its beauty and function.

Insurance of quality:

1. Our Material

Our ore is chosen by masters with decades of experience and mined with the best of today's technology, then processed by hand in the age-old ways.

2. Clay

Our clay is mixed and kneaded in the traditional way to ensure the quality of the pots.

3. Artisans

Our potters are chosen from thousands of applicants. Many of them are prize-winners. No factory has done this since the classic age.

4. Kiln

Our kilns use the best of modern technology to ensure consistency and quality of the tea set.

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  1. Regular Price: $159.98

    Special Price $135.98

    "Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Chinese Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Chinese Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Chinese Yixing Purple Clay Tea Sets good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Chinese Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Chinese Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split." Learn More
  2. Regular Price: $138.98

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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Purple Clay Gong Fu Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Purple Clay Gong Fu Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Purple Clay Gong Fu Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Purple Clay Gong Fu Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Purple Clay Gong Fu Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
  3. Regular Price: $105.45

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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Shaped Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Shaped Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Shaped Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Shaped Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Shaped Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Purple Clay Kungfu Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Purple Clay Kungfu Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Purple Clay Kungfu Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Purple Clay Kungfu Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Purple Clay Kungfu Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
  5. Regular Price: $75.00

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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Purple Clay Lotus Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
  6. Regular Price: $98.35

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    Stunningly beautiful Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set for those who want to make their tea perfectly, known for its beauty and artistry. Being of elegant style, practical use and artistic value, it is well-known around the world and favored by tea lovers throughout history. This is high-class tea set in terms of quality, style, making technology as well as aesthetic value, which well demonstrate the perfect combination of practical use, cultural value and artistic value. It will bring you the experience of drinking tea in traditional Chinese way, and you will begin to enjoy every nuance of taste and aroma from your tea. Using Yixing Purple Clay Tea Set can help adjust your body physically and mentally. When left alone drinking tea, no disturbance there, you can easily calm down and focus your mind on the tea. At that time, you will also find your emotion sublimate with the rising tea aroma. The fragrance of its aroma, the sweetness of its taste, the liquidness of tea, the imagination of its style, the changes of its color, the catchiness of its name, the legendary stories behind it, all of these will give you pleasant thoughts and enjoyment. What's more, it will be a great gift for friends and families, also look great on your shelf or desk! Learn More
  7. Regular Price: $360.29

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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Authentic Handmade Carved Yixing Clay Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Authentic Handmade Carved Yixing Clay Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Authentic Handmade Carved Yixing Clay Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Authentic Handmade Carved Yixing Clay Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Authentic Handmade Carved Yixing Clay Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
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    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Red Clay Xi Shi Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Red Clay Xi Shi Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Red Clay Xi Shi Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Red Clay Xi Shi Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Red Clay Xi Shi Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More
  9. Regular Price: $122.35

    Special Price $104.00

    Stunningly beautiful Yixing Black Clay Tea Set for those who want to make their tea perfectly, known for its beauty and artistry. Being of elegant style, practical use and artistic value, it is well-known around the world and favored by tea lovers throughout history. This is high-class tea set in terms of quality, style, making technology as well as aesthetic value, which well demonstrate the perfect combination of practical use, cultural value and artistic value. It will bring you the experience of drinking tea in traditional Chinese way, and you will begin to enjoy every nuance of taste and aroma from your tea. Using Yixing Black Clay Tea Set can help adjust your body physically and mentally. When left alone drinking tea, no disturbance there, you can easily calm down and focus your mind on the tea. At that time, you will also find your emotion sublimate with the rising tea aroma. The fragrance of its aroma, the sweetness of its taste, the liquidness of tea, the imagination of its style, the changes of its color, the catchiness of its name, the legendary stories behind it, all of these will give you pleasant thoughts and enjoyment. What's more, it will be a great gift for friends and families, also look great on your shelf or desk! Learn More
  10. Regular Price: $89.98

    Special Price $76.48

    Tea is more than a beverage, enjoy your favorite selection of teas with our Yixing Yellow Clay Bull Tea Set. Enjoy good conversation, and invite your friends to drink fresh and delicious tea from your own it. It is designed with elegant and engaging artwork across their exterior, also a great addition to your collection. We guarantee they won't forget it! The following natural characteristics proof the Yixing Yellow Clay Bull Tea Set made by distinctive raw material: Unique adsorption: Yixing Yellow Clay Bull Tea Set's good ventilation also created another unique quality, which is the strong adsorption. It will continue to absorb tea aroma when teapot is used, and after a long time, it will create a aroma. Therefore, the tea set only can make the same type of tea to avoid flavor mixing, which affects its taste. The more nourished, the more spiritual: For many appliances, the more you use, the older they are, but the more you use, the better the Yixing Yellow Clay Bull Tea Set is. The set body will be more and more shiny, smooth, beautiful and mild after frequent cleaning. Resist hot and cold temperature: Yixing Yellow Clay Bull Tea Set is sandy and it transfers heat slow, so it has a good stability of hot and cold, even if burned directly on the stove, it will not be split. Learn More

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