Jun 272012
 

To nurture Yixing clay teapots which some may refer to as seasoning of the teapots is a literal translation from Chinese word Yǎng Hú which means to help in raising, developing or caring for pot. YǎngHú is a meticulous process which needs patience and correct method. It is generally believed among Chinese teapot experts that a properly nurtured teapot is higher in value than a brand new one. It is believed that nurturing the teapot enhances the flavour of the tea brewed in it.. Just like when you raise your own son or daughter, a well nurtured teapot looks better, feels better and therefore performs better.

Below can be found photos of new pots and nurtured pots:

Yixing clay teapotYixing clay teapot ( Qing shui ni version)

This photo is a comparison between a used and a new Yixing clay teapot ( Qing shui ni version)

Yixing clay teapot  (duan ni version)

This photo is a comparison of used and new Yixing clay teapot (duan ni version)

Yixing clay teapot  (Jiang Po Ni version)

This photo is a comparison of used and new Yixing clay teapot (Jiang Po Ni version

Yixing clay teapot  (Jiang Po Ni version)

This photo is a comparison of used and new Yixing clay teapot ( Zi Ni version)

Yixing clay teapots (Qing shui ni version)

Yixing clay teapots (Qing shui ni version)

Yixing clay teapots (Qing shui ni version)
The photos above are comparisons between used and new Yixing clay teapots (Qing shui ni version)

Learn from this video the right way to seasoning your new Yixing teapot :

I. Yi Xing Teapots Characteristics

II. How to Identify an Authentic Yixing Teapot

III. How to Choose a Yixing Teapot

IV. Styles of Yixing tea pot that best suits your personal style and needs

V. Four levels of price for Yixing teapots

VI. Seasoning the yixing teapot

VII. Steps to prepare your new Zisha Yixing Pot

VIII. Yixing clay teapot’s color

IX. Yixing Teapots : Facts you should know

 

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