Lately I've been reading a lot about yixing teapots, so I decided it was a good time to catalog my personal collection.
I will admit I have been guilty of leaving these beauties packed up in boxes on a shelf, but I have made a promise to start using them. My first step is to analyze which yixing pots I will designate for each tea category. Size and shape are important factors in determining which tea to use because certain leaves need more room to expand.
There is something very intimate about serving tea Gong Fu style using a yixing teapot. I'm planning to put my collection to good use during the upcoming holidays. I invite you to join me and take your yixing pots off the shelf.