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A coated teapot

Yixing Teapot

Some teapots are made of porous materials like terracotta, sandstone or clay for instance. These teapots will absorbe some tea particles called tannins. They’ll keep a trace of every teas that has been brewed inside them. And thus will reveal deep tea flavors.


Progressively tannin will coat the inside of the teapot. However this process requires lot of patience and know-how to get good results.

It’s said that tea Masters’s teapots have great value.


Book – « The Book of Tea »


« The Book of Tea » Okakura Kakuzô

In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. Kazuko addressed The Book of Tea to a Western audience and wrote it in English, not Japanese. The fact that it was originally written in English instead of being translated makes this a great English Tea classics. He had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life.

Okakura Kakuzo