A Yixing Teapot (宜兴茶壺), also known as Zisha (紫砂) or Purple Sand Teapot. These teapots originate from Yixing in China's Jiangsu Province.
The shape of this teapot is known as "Xi Shi (西施) style" and is named after one of the "4 legendary beauties" of ancient China.
Yixing teapots are not glazed, so it is important not to clean it with any soap, just rinse with boiling water after use. We also recommend to designate the teapot to one type of tea (Oolong, Black, etc..) as after time the clay will take on the taste of that tea.