The Chinese zodiac is the most ancient system of astrology in existence, consisting of 12 animal signs that each represent one year in a 12-year cycle. The animal signs, displayed in this Yixing teaware collection, range from the rat, ox, and tiger to the rabbit, dragon, snake, and more.
The belief is that these animals' nature, appearance, and behavior have significant influence on people born within their respective years. Chinese astrology takes into account all that is good and bad in the universe, and in human nature.
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to find out more, then select a premier yixing teapot in the Chinese Zodiac yixing teapots collection. Makes a great gift for a friend as well!
In addition to being handmade by an expert Yixing potter, these amazing teapots contain no toxic elements, are naturally colored, and require no glaze during firing. Therefore, tiny amounts of tea are brewed into the pores of the yixing zisha with each brew, making every subsequent brew that much more flavorful and sensuous. That's why tea connoisseurs believe every yixing vessel should be dedicated to just one tea. And now, that tea can be contained in its own zodiac animal!