I am quite embarrassed that it took me almost a month to post pictures of my beloved new Yixing Teapots. Nevertheless, I wanted to share pictures of these little gems. I must admit that at this time I think I am more enamored with how adorable they are than I probably should be. That is once I got over the initial shock of how small individual serve Yixing Teapots really are.
My teapots were purchased from Necessiteas, just click on the name to access the website. “Necessiteas is a small company that believes in the beauty of yixing teapots as well as the enjoyment and health benefits of tea.” I found the company very easy to work with and would certainly purchase more teapots from them in the future. I had such a difficult time deciding on a teapot considering there was a large variety to choose from. Once my decision was made, I even purchased the most delicate looking cups.
Take a look at my purchases:
To the left is the Temple Teapot. As seen in the picture, this teapot has a seperate infuser in addition to the strainer in the spout. A forest is etched into the front of this Yixing Teapot, while the back contains Chinese characters. This pot holds 7 ounces.
I have decided to use this pot for oolong teas. During the first brew, I noticed the lid dribbles down the spout when pouring. As recommended, I tried to pour at slightly different angles with little success at curbing the dribble.
I had so much fun during my first brewing experience. Feeling just like a kid in a candy store, this was the first teapot of the three that I decided to use. Too bad I didn’t have anyone to share this tea experience with.
I wanted to drink out of my little teacups with a friend who loves tea as much as I do. Okay, even half as much would do.
Now, on to my next Yixing Teapot…
Four Pictures Teapot
This little teapot was an unexpected find. It is the smallest of the three teapots, but so much fun to look at over and over again.
When brewing I did not experience any dribbles from the lid or spout. As the smallest of the pots, I dedicated its use to green tea. Of all the teas I drink, green tea is probably the one I drink the least. This is not to mean that I do not drink a significant amount – especially with my recent Green Tea Sampler purchase.
The Four Pictures Yixing Teapot holds 6 ounces.
The last teapot in my new Yixing Teapot “collection” is the Basket Teapot. I immediately loved the intricate design of this pot as seen in the picture to the right. While I have been duly
warned that intricate designs impact the natural patina that occurs with continued use, I purchased this pot anyway.
After much deliberation, I decided to use this teapot when brewing white teas. I tend to brew more Oolong and White tea then all of the other teas I enjoy drinking, hence the bigger pot designations. This pot holds approximately 7.5 ounces.
When brewing and pouring, I found that this pot had no dribbles at all. It is such a fun teapot to brew my tea.
You’ve seen my fun purchases – what do you think?