The art of cast iron working was born in ancient China and the production of teapots is one of the finest achievements of this ancient technique.
The teapots, from the forms to the friezes are very diverse and they are the result of an almost exclusively hand-made handicraft workmanship. It starts with drawings, through clay molds and comes to life when casting in high-temperature furnaces.
Not only teapots but some genuine design objects which, due to their resistance, can be used both as kettles for preparing the infusions.
Most models contain a stainless steel filter for the infusion of the leaves. If you use the teapot to boil water, it is recommended that you remove the filter during boiling and use a flame spreader between the pot and the gas flame.
The cast iron used for our teapots is treated in such a way as to remove any impurities during the production process. The pots are then glazed inside in order to preserve the cast iron and to ensure its durability. The external coating is painted with certified ecological paints.
All our glass items are made entirely by hand and blown by skilled artisans making each piece a unique one. The glass is the ideal material for all kinds of tea infusions, especially the Greens and Whites, as the glass does not affect the flavors and aromas in any way. Beautiful, modern and easy to clean. In the transparency of the glass infusions become a moment to observe as well as taste.
Yi Xing teapots are wonderful artifacts from the province of Kiangsu, on the western shore of Lake T'ai-Hu in China. They are made of terracotta, by skilled artisans, using a mix of local clay that was once cooked and became of extraordinary hardness and strength. Yi Xing teapots and cups are small (so they seem made for a dollhouse to us Westerners) and are traditionally used during the ceremony of the Gong Fu Cha, which is the Chinese tea ceremony. In particular, the teapot for Gong Fu Cha should be as large as a man's hand or a little more. The pottery of Yi Xing are produced from ancient times and in hundreds of different models. From the Ming Dynasty, accessories are considered of great importance, so that the pieces created from the 16th to the 19th century are still faithfully reproduced. Their degree of finish and is truly remarkable and it is considered important to the porosity of the material, which must hold the "memory" of the tea that was prepared. The sages say that a good old Yi Xing teapot remembers the aroma of the tea which it contained and even after a few years, you could prepare tea without the leaves! The teapots, signed almost always are greatly appreciated and collected by the scholars. Some specimens can reach prices of several thousand Euros.
All our models come from the most popular Yi Xing artisans and are produced exclusively by hand according to tradition.
The Tea Pitcher which is also named "Fair Cup" and "cha hai", is used to hold the brewed liquor of the Tea leaves which you just brew in your Gaiwan. The purpose is to hold the tea and make it the same density and taste throughout before serving the tea to your guests.