The teapot is a relatively new invention in relation to the history of the tea leaf. It was only during the Yuan dynasty that the teapot was created. Before that, tea was prepared from loose powders, not from the whole leaf, and was whisked into boiling water similar to the matcha tea ceremony that we know today. With its clean lines and sleek design, our Country Witch tea set is modern with a nod to the past. It features a hinged wooden handle that allows for a firm grip while pouring. The height of the handle also keeps your hand well away from the heat of the pot. A hint of a floral motif can even be seen in the matte glazed finish giving it a traditional feel. The twelve-ounce teapot set is complete with four, two-ounce tasting cups.