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The first recorded Yixing teapot was made by the famous potter Gong Chun in 1513 AD in the town of Yixing in Jiangsu Province. They were immediately used by monks, officials and the literati because of their simple forms, superior heat retention and brewing characteristics.  

They are hand crafted from dense purple clay by people who have passed down the skill in making these teapots for generations.  Design themes are taken from nature, whimsy and practicality.  No two Yixing teapots are identical.  All are great for making tea and some have become collector's items due to their artistic workmanship.

Yixing teapots are intentionally not glazed on the inside.  Over time, this allows for some of the natural tea flavonoids to absorb into the inside of your teapot enhancing the flavor of subsequent pots of tea.  By the time your Yixing teapot is an old friend it is said that it can make tea without any tea leaves.  Traditionally, therefore, different Yixings are used for different teas.  One for Green Teas, one for Black Teas, one for Jasmine, one for Oolong Teas, one for flavored teas, etc.   Never use soap or detergents on Yixing teapots.  Simply rinse with warm water after each use.

The Hand Crafting of Yixing Teapots is becoming a lost art, with many artists changing to faster production methods. Therefore we have limited quantities of many of these Teapots as they are being discontinued at an alarming rate! This will contribute to the increased value to collectors and everyday users of the Yixings.

We have included dimensions and capacity for each teapot, however, slight variances can occur with hand made items. We have tried to depict accurate colors, but be aware that computer monitors can vary also.

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Dragon Phoenix Yixing Teapot
Dragon Phoenix Yixing Teapot Set

Teapot of beautiful blue clay with red and cream colored accents. Applied Dragon design on one side and Phoenix on the other side

12 oz teapot with two 3 oz teabowls both beautifully decorated with a dragon and phoenix.

$61.95
Gecko Yixing Teapot
Gecko Yixing Teapot

Cute speckled gecko sits atop a hard to create marbled clay teapot. Classic design with a large handle for easy grip. 10 oz

$49.00
Grace Yixing Teapot
Grace Yixing Teapot

Imagine serving a special tea from this charming red swan-like teapot!   7 oz

$29.95
Little Mouse Yixing Teapot
Little Mouse Yixing Teapot

The Little Mouse Yixing teapot is so cute! Her tail forms the handle and the lid is topped with a little peanut. 7 oz

$34.95
Lucky Green Frog Yixing Teapot
Lucky Green Frog Yixing Teapot

This adorable teapot is a lovely natural shade of green formed as lily pad leaves to hold your tea! A sweet little spotted frog sits atop the pot and some of his spots follow on the handle.    11 oz

$51.95
Modern Mosaic Yixing Teapot
Modern Mosaic Yixing Teapot

A teapot to impress. Art-sy mosaic of carving and colorful clays.  16 oz

$35.95
Mr Chens Garden Yixing Teapot
Mr Chens Garden Yixing Teapot

Mr Chens Garden teapot is uniquely yellow ochre with burnt orange trim and has applied flower branch designs. Comes with stainless steel basket infuser.   12 oz

$42.95
Peony Yixing Teapot
Peony Yixing Teapot

The Peony teapot is a rich brown clay which shows off the applied glaze decorations beautifully. The teapot is decorated entirely with flowers, leaves and butterflies, including the lid, handle and spout.   15 oz

$49.95
Plum Blossom Set ~ Red
Plum Blossom Red Yixing Tea Set

Red Plum Blossom Tea Set.  Teapot is fitted with stainless steel mesh infuser basket. The design is matched on the tea bowls.  Two 4 oz tea bowls. 18 oz.

$59.95
Plum Blossom Set ~ Red
Plum Blossom Red Yixing Tea Set (1)

Red Plum Blossom Tea Set.  Teapot is fitted with stainless steel mesh infuser basket. The design is matched on the tea bowls.  Two 4 oz tea bowls. 18 oz.

$69.95
Poetry Yixing Set
Poetry Yixing Teapot Set

Egg shape design with carved calligraphy on one side and a peaceful mountain scene on the other.

Stainless basket infuser and two matching 3-4 oz teabowls.    17.5 oz
 

$54.95
Red Plum Yixing Teapot
Red Plum Yixing Teapot

This very popular Yixing is a beautiful deep red with dark brown accents. A very sweet little teapot.    6.5 oz.

$33.95
Sampan Yixing Teapot
Sampan Yixing Teapot

The Sampan Yixings unique design will delight your guests. It is styled after the traditional Sampan river boats one sees in China.    7 oz.

$39.95
Sparrow Yixing Teapot
Sparrow Yixing Teapot

We've seen a lot of Yixings over the years and this one is truly unique. Between a guiwan and a teapot, the sparrow is perfect for steeping and pouring your favorite tea.    9 oz


 

$47.00
Spring Garden Yixing Tea Set - Red
Spring Garden Yixing Tea Set - Red

This Yixing Set is a most beautiful shade of red clay decorated with branches of tiny little yellow blossoms. The handle and spout carry out the branch design to perfection.     22 oz.

$44.95
Tea Kitty Yixing Teapot
Tea Kitty Yixing Teapot

This classically styled Yixing is decorated entirely with embossed designs and a charming little kitty serves as a handle for the lid. Large enough to serve guests and lovely on a shelf.     20 oz.

 

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Three Color Blossom Yixing Tea Set
Three Color Blossom Yixing Tea Set

Wonderfully colorful Tea Set! Bamboo branch handle lid and spout styling - just the thing to enjoy tea time with someone special. Two 3 oz tea bowls and fitted with stainless steel infuser basket.  17.5 oz.

$61.95
Tiny Frog Yixing Teapot
Tiny Frog Yixing Teapot

Adorable tiny green frog on a lily pad atop a round yellow teapot.  Perfect for brewing a single serving of a special tea.   7 oz 


 

$29.95
Whistling Buddha Yixing Teapot
Whistling Buddha Yixing Teapot

Enjoy Tea with Buddha!   Very Cool.

Soft matte black with smooth burnished surface. 5 oz

$30.95
Zen Yixing Teapot
Zen Yixing Teapot

'Zen' combines a clean lines with style. Form and function meet, this will become a favorite teapot for everyday use. 11 oz.

$35.95