After visiting the scenic spots in Yixing, it is time for some shopping. You may have heard of Yixing Pot, so if you have the chance to visit Yixing - the birthplace of the Yixing Pot - purchasing at least one pot for yourself, your friends or your relatives is a necessity. Even though Yixing is a small city, it has a deep cultural connotation reflected in its teapot and tea culture. Yixing is the largest tea producing area in Jiangsu Province. Good tea made from a good teapot is a most enjoyable thing.
The color of the Pottery Teapot is not purple; instead, after being fired, the ceramic material presents a colorful appearance. The ceramic is made from a particular mud from Yixing County. Yixing pottery teapots feature the characteristics of heat preservation and air permeability, making them ideal for brewing tea.
Biluochan tea is famous in Jiangsu Province, while Yangxian Zisun Tribute Tea shares the same reputation throughout China. Since the Tang Dynasty, the tea produced in Yangxian County has attracted the attention of the imperial court, making it a tribute tea. Yangxian Zisun Tribute Tea boosts the characteristics of a nice appearance, a bright color, a pleasant aroma, and good taste. It is a good choice for a gift.
It is one of the oldest shopping malls in Yixing, where you can buy clothes, shoes, and other articles for daily use.
There are some small stores in Zisha World (address: 222 D Area, Pottery City, Dingshu Town 近郊宜兴市丁蜀镇陶瓷城D区222号) sales artisanal bonsai dsuh-sha potteries there.