Yixing Gift Set
Using your YiXing Teapot
Because these teapots are unglazed, they will absorb tea flavor with every use. This is why an YiXing teapot is generally used with one type of tea (for example, black tea or oolong tea) only.
After the tea leaves are added to the teapot, the first brew of tea (often just a few seconds in duration) is usually used just to warm the pot and “clean” the tea leaves and rinse out the cups. This process activates the leaves and warms the teapot and the cups.
The teacups are glazed, meaning they can be used for anything and rinsed freely.
The teapot is small and makes a great single cup of tea. I use this teapot with the cup that is sold on this site (with the red stripe). The small cups that come with this pot are good for tasting.