Zini 紫泥

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.


Zini is a argillaceous siltstone, currently only produced in the Huanglongshan mining area of ​Dingshu Town, generally in the middle and upper parts of the Jia clay ore layer, with a relatively uniform texture and exists in the form of various interlayers.

Zini is the most important raw material for making various Zisha wares, and it is also the most common type of clay in historical works. The raw material of Zini has good plasticity, high strength, and excellent process performance when drying and firing shrinkage. There are many types of Zini, and there are many different appearance characteristics and firing effects according to the difference between the mining area and the ore seam.

Zini is divided into Di cao qing, Si hao jing Zini, Taixi village Zini, Qing hui Zini, Da Shui tan Zini, Bao shan area Zini…

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