Exceptional craftswomanship! Don't let the delicate shape fool you--this small little teapot is a powerhouse when it comes to tea brewing. Its round body allows tea leaves to expand; its pour is strong, fast, and precise. Douqingni clay highlights aromas wonderfully, and is well-suited for teas with soft fragrance. I use mine for young sheng puerh (1-3 years), and have tested with good results on fresh green tea, and aromatic red tea such as Jin Jun Mei. The teapot's beautiful design and its unique color makes it a joy to use.