Handmade Asian Teapots


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If you share our passion for Asian art and culture, we invite you to explore our handmade Asian teapots, cups, and accessories. We’re continually working on our online store and are open to any suggestions. If you have any questions or proposals, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Check out our latest additions of teapot sets with cups in Yixing teapots, purple clay (Zisha) teapots, Japanese cast-iron, bronze, and copper kettles.

The ancients recommend using a silver teapot with boiled water—the purer the water, the better. If the water is not suitable, the silver tea set will change color. Since early history, the silversmiths used vine handles because silver’s heat transfer is relatively fast, and the silver tea set can save time on boiling water. The silver teapot produces softer water quality than the iron tea set, and the tea has more aroma and purity. In addition, when used for boiling water, the silver and sodium ions released by the silver teapot have a disinfecting effect.

Yixing clay is a type of clay from the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province, China, used in Chinese pottery since the Song dynasty (960–1279) when Yixing clay was first mined around China’s Lake Tai. From the 17th century on, Yixing wares were regularly shipped to Europe. The finished stoneware, used for teaware and other small items, is usually red or brown. Also known as Zisha (宜興紫砂) ware, typically left unglazed, use clays that are very cohesive and can form coils, slabs, and most commonly, slip casts.

Iron and Bronze
If you are into a more vintage and traditional look and want high performance and durability, brass and copper teapots are a great option. Our collection includes Tetsubin (鉄瓶) – Japanese cast-iron kettles with a pouring spout, a lid, and a handle crossing over the top, used for boiling and pouring hot water for drinking purposes, such as for making tea. A close relative to the Tetsubin is the Yakkan. The main difference is that the Yakkan is sculpted from copper.

Please, take a moment to peruse our handmade Asian teapots. We are here to assist you and answer all your questions.

~ The Handmade Teapots Team