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Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony Yixing Gift Set

This gorgeous handcrafted Qie Duan Yixing Clay set is ideal for black and oolong teas, as well as aged pu-erh teas.

Price:  £55.00(Inc. 20% VAT)

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SKU:  TTMCHITEASET

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This gorgeous handcrafted Qie Duan Yixing Clay set is ideal for black and oolong teas, as well as aged pu-erh teas.

Teapot
Dimensions: 11cm width x 7cm height.
Capacity: 130ml

Jug
Dimensions: 11cm width x 6cm height.
Capacity: 130ml

Cups
Dimensions: 5cm diameter x 3.5 cm height.
Capacity: 20ml

 

Yixing clay teapots are made from Zisha or purple sand from Yixing, a small town on the west bank of Lake Tai about 120 miles west of Shanghai. The composition of the clay allows for minimal shrinking during firing, and this makes for a tightly fitting lid, which reduces oxidation and holds the tea's flavour. The porosity of Yixing clay also helps it to absorb the flavour of the tea brewed in the teapot. Teapots made of purple sand keep tea fresh and they make tea vibrate with taste.

Although this very special clay has been known since the 10th century, but the production of Yixing teapots flourished with the popular fashion for tea drinking among the literati in the late Ming dynasty. In Yixing you have to dig 10 meters down to find the clay, then sift and purify it and let it settle in a hole for a certain period before you can mix it with other ingredients. According to the classics, no family would ever share its recipe with another.

Many of the teapots are small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. They hold very little tea, which was to be consumed like a fine liqueur.

 

This gorgeous handcrafted Qie Duan Yixing Clay set is ideal for black and oolong teas, as well as aged pu-erh teas.

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