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Yixing Teapots

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    Tea Tutorial: Yixing Teapots BY Nicole Martin ON JANUARY 18, 2015 Yixing teapots are prized by tea drinkers for their porous nature. Every session enhances the taste as the unglazed clay slowly absorbs the tea. After years of regular use, Yixing teapots develop a special shine from the inside out. They aren’t very common in the U.S. but savvy tea lovers spotted these beauties in The Blind Banker episode of the popular BBC series Sherlock. Dating back to the 15th century, they can only be made with special purple clay from the mountains surrounding Yixing, China. They are usually...

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