Designed and manufactured by the famous Lu Yu Art Institute in Taipei, Taiwan, the "Taurus" or the Bull (April 21 - May 21) tea pot is the teapot for people with birthdays between April 21 - May 21. This dark charcoal black teapot comes in a jewelry like case lined with dark red 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 black clay and baked at a higher temperature for
high quality, this tea set 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. This teapot holds about 9 fluid ounces (270 ml). It is about 5 inches (13 cm) in length, 3 inches (7 cm) in width, and 3.75 inches (9 cm) in height. Shipping weight is 1.20 lbs.