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Red Chinese Teapots

Updated on February 17, 2013

For all the Tea in China

The Chinese were the first to discover the tea leaf some three thousand years ago, and have been drinking it ever since.

The habit of drinking tea spread in the 6th century of our era to Japan and, by the 18th century, the rest of the world had caught up. Now tea drinking is widespread.

There is an art to drinking tea but however you choose to taste your tea, you need a good teapot. A Chinese teapot. A red Chinese teapot

Photo courtesy mrskyce


Afternoon tea with the girls

Teapot Set

Chinese Characters Teapot Set
Chinese Characters Teapot Set

Chrysanthemums bloom amongst the Chinese characters for Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, Good Fortune and Health.

 

Red Jade Teapot

Red Jade Decorative Teapot
Red Jade Decorative Teapot

Decorative Chinese teapot with rings of soft red jade

 

Cast iron Teapot

Joyce Chen 18-Ounce Japanese Tetsubin Cast-Iron Four Seasons, Red
Joyce Chen 18-Ounce Japanese Tetsubin Cast-Iron Four Seasons, Red

Low, seamless profile and elegant bas-relief season symbols.

 

Clay Teapot

Red Unique Turtle Chinese Yixing Clay Tea Pot 9 ounces
Red Unique Turtle Chinese Yixing Clay Tea Pot 9 ounces

Turtle Guardian for the north direction, symbol of water.

 

Ming Porcelain Teaset

5pc. Set - 21oz. Ming Porcelain Teaset w/ Lucky Chinese Symbols Decoration - Fuchsia
5pc. Set - 21oz. Ming Porcelain Teaset w/ Lucky Chinese Symbols Decoration - Fuchsia

Teapot and cups with hand painted arabesque on fuchsia with red calligraphy.

 

Teacups with Strainers

Teacup with Infuser

Asian Geisha in Garden Ceramic 10 Ounce Teacup & Infuser with Lid
Asian Geisha in Garden Ceramic 10 Ounce Teacup & Infuser with Lid

A traditional painted garden scene with Geisha figures in a high-gloss finish

 

Guide to Teapots

The Colour Red

In China, red has traditionally been considered a most-auspicious colour, associated with luck and happiness.

Red, the colour of summer and of the South in antiquity, is everywhere in China..

Brides traditionally have worn red silk veils to cover their faces while modern brides wear red silk gowns or suits. Red bows can be seen festooning both places and people on high occasions.

Regardless of age, gender, wealth or rank, red is the prime consideration when deciding what to wear, how to decorate or even how to think about an occasion.

Red has been an active participant in China's history.

In China, there are seven basic daily necessities - fuel, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea.

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    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Awesome teapot collection. Hang on, im just going to put the kettle on!

    • jlshernandez profile image

      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Love teapots and teatime. Red is the color of celebration in Asia and drinking tea steeped in a red teapot just adds joy to the ritual.

    • bikerministry profile image

      bikerministry 6 years ago

      Great Lens, thanks. I have one of the teapots on this page from Teavana.

    • CruiseReady profile image

      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      These are lovely! Interesting to learn that it is important for the teapot to be red. I have several, but none of them is red. BTW, I'm lensrolling this to my new lens on mugs, cups, and steins.

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I need one of these sets.

    • Missmerfaery444 profile image

      Missmerfaery444 7 years ago

      What wonderful teapots! Fabulous lens.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image

      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Definitely need try my next tea party with a red teapot. So many choices though!

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      I'm sure tea must taste better from a traditional Chinese teapot. These red ones are beautiful!