The wooden brush is mainly used to polish and clean the surface of Yixing teapots with the tea liquid or with just water. There is no need to use soap or detergents in order to not taint the flavour of the tea. Brushing keeps water spots from forming on the surface of the teapots and, when used regularly, will, over time, contribute a nice polished shine to the surface of the clay. These brushes can also be used to remove bits of tea that stubbornly cling to the inside of the teapot after steeping. Rinse the brush with water and simply air dry after use. A Yixing teapot requires very little maintenance, just a rinse with fresh water and this soft-haired brush.
VARIETIES AND TYPES OF TEA