In September of the twenty-fourth year of Ming Hongwu (1391), Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang issued an edict to abolish group tea and change to loose tea. Since then, the method of making tea has become popular and is still in use today. Changes in tea-making customs will also affect the use of tea utensils, and new tea utensils will be derived. Brewing loose tea has higher requirements on the color, aroma, taste and shape of the tea. Tea tasting In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, purple sand pots became popular, and tea pots gradually changed from large to small.
Feng Kebin in the Ming Dynasty once said: "A small pot will keep the fragrance and taste long." During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, literati and tea lovers all admired the small vermilion clay pot produced in Yixing. Its bright red symbolizes auspiciousness, beauty and loveliness, so it is loved by pot lovers. . And because Zhuni is not suitable for making large pots alone, it just fits the concept of "small rather than big" teapots. The selection criteria of "small pots will gather fragrance" and "small pots should not be large" have also made small red clay pots popular in China for hundreds of years.
Today, Tongxinshe Teahouse recommends a purely handmade "Golden Decorated Lotus Seed Zhuni Xiaopin Pot" capacity/80cc.
In the late Qing Dynasty, the art of purple sand teapots became more and more mature. Royal families in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Malaysia often custom-made purple clay edging. , Affected by this, the edging technique of purple clay teapots continues to this day. Among them, the gold-coated purple sand teapot is one of the most widely circulated. Gold-coated teapots are usually wrapped around the spout, knob, handle, knob and the edge of the lid. It is a decorative process that wraps gold, silver, tin, copper and other metals into thin sheets and then wraps them on the teapot. It can not only protect the wrapped part, it is not easy to be bumped or damaged, but also increases the effect of artistic appreciation.
The purple sand is simple and moist, the shape is simple and elegant, and gold filaments are inlaid on it. The two are integrated into one in the hands of the craftsman, and the charm of the pot body is changed. The purple sand is more luxurious and exquisite, and the gold is more low-key luxury. The ancient style and new charm make it a good tool for both appreciation and use.
"Lotus Seed Teapot"
Mud: Raw ore small coal kiln vermilion mud
The simple and elegant Ming style collides with the small and sharp lotus seed teapot, the oily small coal kiln vermilion grade and the dazzling gold. The stunning degree of this work is self-evident.