OolongDragon.com Interesting Yixing Teapot Facts You Should Know OolongDragon.com Yixing teapots date back from the Ming Dynasty which is from 1368-1644. OolongDragon.com Originally, Yi Xing tea pots were used to brew Oolong, Pu-Erh and Chinese black tea. OolongDragon.com Green tea can be brewed too but it requires much care to ensure the tea leaves are not overcooked. OolongDragon.com It was determined during the Song Dynasty that Zisha clay was the most ideal for brewing tea. OolongDragon.com The clay has iron, quartz, mica, kaolin, hematite, isinglass, among many other minerals. OolongDragon.com The clay’s iron enables it to retain heat which allows a deep and rich tea infusion. OolongDragon.com Quartz and other minerals leave remains after the clay is fired between 1100-1180°C. This results in a unique double- pored surface. OolongDragon.com Its miniscule holes allow the teapot to adjust to sudden temperature change and for tea to breathe. It also absorbs oils thereby enhancing the flavour. OolongDragon.com Brewing different tea types in your Zisha teapot ruins the taste of tea. Use one teapot for each tea type. OolongDragon.com For more Yixing Teapot facts, visit our website!!!
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