A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Yixing Zisha Teapot

Visit a Yixing store and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wonderful selection of Zisha (‘purple clay’) teapots. Use this guide to understand which of these many variations in design is best for brewing your choice of tea. The taste of every type of Camellia Sinensis (with the exception of green tea and yellow tea)  is enhanced by brewing in a quality Zisha teapot. The basics – test the water Hot water appears to be

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4 thoughts on “A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Yixing Zisha Teapot

  1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge here. I thoroughly enjoyed all of your articles. Speaking of owning a decent zisha, do you have a reliable seller that you know of, either in the U.S or China that you would recommend?

  2. Hi, I truly enjoyed reading your article.I do have a small collection of Zisha teapot.
    Just wonder if you are able to identify their authenticity or you might know of a website
    that you can refer me . Many thanks

    1. There are hundreds of reputable dealers. The most important test is to inspect closely and douse with boiling water as described in the article. Dan

  3. I’m so thankful to you for your article I came across while in search of my first authentic teapot. My only question is now how do I find an authentic handmade teapot from the US?

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