These teapots are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage, creating a more complex flavor. For these reasons, they should never be washed using detergents, but rather with water only, and connoisseurs recommend using each tea vessel for one kind of tea (white, green, oolong or black) or sometimes even one variety of tea only.
They absorb a tiny amount of tea into the pot during brewing. After prolonged use, the pot will develop a coating that retains the flavor and color of the tea. It is another reason that soap should not be used to clean these teapots. Instead, it should be rinsed with fresh water and allowed to air-dry. A studious tea connoisseur will only steep one type of tea in a particular pot, so as not to corrupt the flavor that has been absorbed.
To collectors and tea connoisseurs, these teapots are more than just an instrument--they are works of art that satisfy us with visual beauty, textural allure, and flavorful delight.
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