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.
Jiang po ni was discovered in digging to the slope of huanglong mountain road near huanglong mountain. When working, someone found a layer of zisha ore, so we called it “jiang po ni”(lower slope clay 降坡泥). When fired, it is yellowish red and after higher temperature, it will become dark red with many granules on the surface. After several times to use, oils from tea moisturize the teapot.
Jiang po ni is a symbiotic ore, it belongs to the symbiotic ore of Hongni and Duanni, and Duanni itself is a symbiotic ore, it is a symbiotic ore of Lvni and Zini. Therefore, Jiang po ni belongs to a more complex symbiotic mineral, which is equivalent to the symbiosis of Zini, Lvni and Hongni.