This site is brought to you by Brian Wright, importer and purveyor of fine Taiwanese oolong teas, Korean green teas, Yixing teapots, and teaware for gongfu tea.
For centuries, tea has been appreciated in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan for its health benefits and the pleasure of its preparation. Today, the relaxation and satisfaction derived from brewing and drinking your own cup of oolong, green, or black tea provides the perfect respite from the demands of our busy lives.
The combination of this potâ€™s wide lid opening and yellow color suggest it would be great as a dedicated pot for baozhong tea. Practical features include a large lid knob (easy to hold) and a well-constructed internal strainer. Fit and finish is very good, with a solid pour and about 80% flow control via the air hole regardless of lid position. The sanded duanni (yellow clay) has the suggestion of coarse texture, but is smooth to the touch. Every collection should have at least one pot in this comparatively uncommon material. Note that this is a fairly small teapot at 130ml, suitable for a 1-2 person service.