Material of Teaware

Talking about teaware, one of the important things is material.

Zisha, Clay and Porcelain, glass, Nambu Tekki are common materiale, but what’s the different?
Here’s some tips to help you.


Is made of mud and is not glazed during the production process, and have different colors by material.
Zisha has a fine texture: it will reflect oily shine due to the light; on the section of the tea set, you can see small pores. This feature makes the Zisha have excellent heat preservation.

Suitable for brewing: black tea, Pu’er tea
Features: Fragrance keeping

Clay and Porcelain:

Both of them are made of clay.
Clay is fired at low temperature, and porcelain is fired at high temperature, and both can be glazed or not.
In addition to the color of the material, ceramics can also be manually colored during the manufacturing process.
The heat preservation effect of ceramics is perfect, second only to Zisha.

Suitable for brewing: black tea, Pu’er tea,oolong
Features: Insulate odor


The biggest feature of the glass teapot is that you can observe the tea leaves dancing in the pot.
Therefore, despite the existence of stained glass or colored glass, not many are used in teapots.
In addition, glass can also be made into a double-layer tea set, which has the effect of heat insulation.

Suitable for brewing: white tea, yellow tea, green tea
Feature: Rapid cooling

Tetsu kyusu:

It is a teapot made of Nambu Tekki (Southern Japanese iron).
The appearance of “nails” and heavy weight, and a layer of enamel on the inner wall of the teapot are its characteristics.
Because of the enamel, it is not possible to boil water directly with fire.
Suitable for brewing: sencha, bancha or other Japanese tea.
Feature: Durable

The above is the description of the common materials of tea sets.
Of course, tea is one of the longest beverages that humans have drunk, and of course, there are other types of containers.
What do you use to drink tea? Please enjoy the delicious tea with it today!

Have a good tea!