Chinese Antique Ceramics and Old Yixing Clay Teapots

Yixing Clay Teapot

Drinking tea with Zisha (Purple sand, Yixing clay) teapot is fun and joy. You can rub it, enjoy the tea and the beauty of the teapot (like your pet). The teapot will get prettier and appreciate in value. But it must be of real Zisha (most Yixing teapots on the internet are FAKE ones).

Quick start:

  • The most important for the teapot is its clay. Most modern/cheap Yixing teapots use cheap or none Zisha clays with added chemicals to boost their appearances.

  • We try to show you what Old Yixing teapots are. First buy an old commodity teapot (cheap and easy to identify, such as this one) to learn what real Zisha is.

  • Feel free to join r/YixingClayTeapot/ where I am a moderator and ask questions there

Introductory articles