This pot is made of clay from the Yixing area of China. This clay has been used since the Song Dynasty (960 AD) and represents the best in this tradition. Yixing teapots are unglazed and as they are used with many steepings, they develop a nice patina on the inside. This aging process improves the taste of the tea as the minerals from the teapot give something to the tea and visa versa.
The Chinese invented and perfected the way of tea. Their culture is so intertwined with tea and has lasted thousands of years. Embark on your tea journey and take this teapot as an essential part of your daily kit.