This purple clay teapot comes in a beautiful triangle case lined with yellow satin. On one side, the Chinese characters in slight relief means "Cha for Tea." Cha is the Mandarin translation for tea. Lu Yu teapots are known for their outstanding attention to the fit and finish of the piece. The teapot has an inner convex sieve which helps to prevent tea leaves from blocking the flow of the tea through the spout. Made from purple clay and fired at a higher temperature for high quality, the tea pot is ideal for serving semi-fermented teas such as Oolong, King's, Pouchong, and Ti Kuan Yin.
Yixing tea pots such as this one are prized by tea connoisseurs because of the clay's special characteristics. With repeated usage, this pot will acquire its own unique flavor and increased luster and coloring that contributes to the enjoyment of tea. After usage, rinse with hot water and avoid using soap and other scented products that may be absorbed by the clay. This teapot holds about 6 fluid ounces (180 ml). It is about 6 inches (15 cm) in length, 3 inches (7 cm) in width, and 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) in height. Shipping weight is 1.30 lbs.