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Yixing teapot history

Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, yixing (pronounced yeeshing) teapots come from 20 miles northwest of Shanghai in the Yixing region of China. During production of these especially hand-crafted pots, no glazes or chemicals are added, which allows the clay to absorb a small amount of tea each time it is used for brewing. Therefore, only one kind of tea should be brewed within each pot to fully enjoy the flavor, color and aroma. offers a large selection of yixing teapots so you can own one for every one of your favorite flavors of fine tea. All of our teapots are sculpted into the traditional ornamental designs, such as fish, roosters and monkeys, and they each come with care instructions and the fascinating history of this beautiful teaware. Be sure to browse our entire line of teaware, as well as our extensive collection of Asian tableware.

Hand-crafted yixing teapots imports the most elegant and whimsical teapots from China just for you! The discerning tea connoisseur won't be disappointed with our large selection of pots in many shapes and price ranges. The Blue Butterfly is one of our most charming yixing teapots and features glazed blue butterflies. The handle, lid knob and spout are each shaped like a delicate branch. If butterflies are a bit too tame for your taste, the Dragon Egg yixing teapot may be for you. This unique pot has a handle and spout shaped like a mother dragon protecting her egg, while a smaller dragon forms the lid handle.

Whether you decide on butterflies, dragons or one of our many other designs, a yixing teapot from is bound to make a dramatic statement as a gift or as an addition to your own collection of Asian dinnerware.



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