2 Ways to Pour with an Yixing Teapot

2 Ways to Pour with an Yixing Teapot

Yixing teapots can sometimes be hot, and therefore it's important if you know how to hold and pour with one. In this article we show two ways Chinese tea artists hold and pour with a zisha pot. Watch the video below or read the information below.

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Method 1: One Hand Method

The first method preferred by tea artists is to hold it with one hand by raising the teapot with your thumb and middle finger while laying your index finger on the knob of the lid. See the images below:

holding an yixing teapot: 1 hand method

how to use an yixing teapot: hold with 1 hand

pour with yixing teapot 1 hand method

Method 2: Two Hand Method

The second method way to pour with an Yixing teapot is by raising the teapot with one hand using your thumb, middle and index finger. With your other hand you lay your index finger on the lid. This method can be easier for beginners as it offers more grip. With two hands you're also better able to aim and pour in a pitcher or cup.

how to hold a zisha teapot 2 hand method

how to pour with a zisha teapot 2 hand method

Generally, we recommend to start with the 2nd method and slowly start to learn the 1st method when you're ready. What's your favorite method? Do you hold your clay pot in a different way? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!

April 30, 2016
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