We especially enjoyed Sherlock's Season One episode, The Blind Banker, because the teapots that Momma collects had a starring role.
Some internet sleuthing told us the teapots for the show were indeed Yixing and were supplied by the British tea company, Canton Tea Club.
A few months ago the production team for Sherlock (the new BBC series) approached us for some authentic Chinese teaware including yixing teapots that would comfortably pass for priceless museum artifacts. The star of the piece was our Shi Piao yixing teapot, ably supported by our bamboo tea accessories all used so tenderly by the beautiful but tragic Chinese heroine in her role as a Tea Master.
Remind me to tell you someday about the more than 100 teapots Momma has, including one from the 18th century.