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.
Zhuni is divided into Huang long mountain zhuni, Zhao Zhuang zhuni, Xiao mei yao zhuni, Goose yellow zhuni...
The appearances of Zhuni ore are various yellow tones, and the texture is relatively uniform and exquisite. The ore generally contains a small amount of fine white mica fragments, which are basically soluble in water. They have good plasticity and most of them can make delicate and thin shapes. Due to the differences in iron content, it can appear different kinds of red after firing.
Zhuni is one of the more controversial minerals, and the yield is also low. Because the particle ratio of the raw material of Zhuni is small, and the drying and firing shrinkage rate is relatively large, so it is easy to produce many unexpected problems, such as: wrinkles, deformation, crack, etc.