Beautiful Chinese Zisha Clay Teapot with Swan Lid 3 by Chichesters, $89.50
Teapot, Yixing ware, circa 1900. The ancient Chinese Emperor Shen Nung is credited with discovering tea as a recreational beverage. around 2737 BC. Known as the “father of Chinese Medicine”, he tested hundreds of herbs in the pursuit of natural remedies & was sometimes exposed to poisons in the process. He found that tea in some instances acted as a natural antidote. He also observed its mild stimulative qualities along with its refreshing nature .