Duanni 段泥

The introduction of Zisha teapots

Zisha (紫砂) is a kind of unique Chinese handmade clay, its production began in the Ming Dynasty Zhengde years, originates in Dingshu town, Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. There are four big varieties, all of which differ in color, mineral content and interact differently with teas. Zisha clay is divided into Zini, Lvni, Hongni and Duanni.

Zisha teapot makes tea without fragrance, which can make the tea more mellow and will not affect the original taste of the tea because of the tea set.


Duanni is named after the state of natural existence, it is a non-single variety of mineral material, and its quality is divided into soft and hard.  According to the different symbiotic conditions of the minerals, there are different types of duanni.

Duanni is excavated together with other Zisha minerals as a form of symbiotic ore, generally made of Lvni and Zini exists in the state of fusion and symbiosis, and a small part exists in the state of fusion and symbiosis of Lvni and Hongni. There are very few forms of Hongni and Zini fusion symbiosis.The subdivided types are: Old  Duanni, Golden Duanni, Qinghui Duanni, Sesame Duanni, and White Duanni...

Due to the differences of the types of symbiotic minerals, the amount and shape of the combination, and the mining areas, there are variety of different appearance characteristics and firing effects of Duanni.

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