Yixing Ware Teapots

Yixing Ware teapots come from the Yixing region, located 120 miles northwest of Shanghai in China. They possess an astonishing history dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960 - 1279) when purple clay was first discovered. Yixing Ware teapots flourished and matured in the late Ming and Quing Dynasties (1537 - 1911) when master potters gave each teapot its distinctive finish. Yixing Ware teapots were first shipped to the West by the British and Dutch through the East India Trading Company and they have maintained their unique reputation both in China and abroad. They are renowned as the "best vessels for brewing" by Chinese tea experts.

Artisans making Yixing teapots must have served a long apprenticeship under the guidance of established masters. They receive rigorous training in all aspects of their craft. The Artisans utilize purple clay which contains natural minerals to create beautiful products of various forms and colors.

Yixing teapots are certified lead-free. Our line of Yixing ware exceeds the strict standards imposed by China's Pottery Research Institute and is also approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Each teapot is hand carved with selected quality clay. The teapots are fired at temperatures exceeding 1,000 degrees Celsius. This gives each teapot its distinctive finish.