Designed and manufactured by the famous Lu Yu Art Institute in Taipei, Taiwan, the "Pisces" tea pot is reminiscent of a fish for those born from February 19 to March 20. This dark purple teapot comes in a jewelry like case lined with light yellow satin. Lu Yu teapots are known for their outstanding attention to the fit and finish of the piece. The teapot has an inner convex sieve which helps to prevent tea leaves from blocking the flow of the tea through the spout. Made from purple clay and fired at a higher temperature for high quality, the tea pot is ideal for serving semi-fermented teas such as Oolong, King's, Pouchong, and Ti Kuan Yin.
Yixing tea pots such as this one are prized by tea connoisseurs because of the clay's special characteristics. With repeated usage, this pot will acquire its own unique flavor and increased luster and coloring that contributes to the enjoyment of tea. After usage, rinse with hot water and avoid using soap and other scented products that may be absorbed by the clay. One of the smaller teapots Ten Tea offers, this teapot holds about 4.5 fluid ounces (130 ml). It is about 4.5 inches (11 cm) in length, 3 inches (7 cm) in width, and 2.75 inches (7 cm) in height. Shipping weight is 1.04 lbs.