“Sanctuary” by ph. Baldovino Barani; model: Brooke Bonelli
It is said that if you use a Yixing teapot for many years, you can brew tea just by pouring boiling water into the empty pot.
This is just one of the properties of these poetic little teapots. For hundreds of years, aficionados of the many varieties of tea found in China have extolled Yixing (pronounced yee-shing) teapots as superior to all other types for brewing it. The special zisha clay (containing iron, quartz, and mica and found only in Yixing) from which they are made absorbs the delicate flavors of the tea and the teapot becomes more seasoned with each use.