Cleaning and Storing yixing pot after use

October 11, 2007 at 7:06 pm | Posted in Tea tools, accessories, YiXing teapots | Leave a comment

After using the yixing teapot,

i wash it with filtered water,
no scrubbin, no soap. (using substances on it will get absorbed into the clay and retain the soap smell).

turn it upside down and let dry.

If that doesnt do/cant wait, i pat it dry with papertowel.

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When it seems dry enough i put some papertowel inside, and put it back on the rack.

I noticed that after about a day, taking the papertowel out it is moist – replace with new dry papertowel.

Dont want it to grow any fungus/mold so trying to keep dry.
Could also put in the oven to achieve better dryness (but that will heat up my kitchen).
Put it in the oven, 400F? forgot it in there about 1 hour or more, when i opened the oven door i smelled clay 😛 i thought id see some cracks but thank goodness the little yixing is ok! 🙂 nice and dry now.

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