Cooking tea in winter is very elegant.
When cooking slowly and carefully, waiting with three or two friends by the fireside, the water is gradually boiling, the air is dense, the tea leaves are fragrant, and the tea fragrance is bursting. It is a moment of purity and harmony in the trivial matters of the world.
And this is inseparable from a good pot.
"The silver pot is the most valuable for boiling water, and the silver pot is the most important for making tea."
A good silver pot is always the "white moonlight" in the minds of tea people, which can be said to be a must for tea banquets.
Why is silver expensive for boiling water and tea?
The ancients said that boiled water in a silver pot is "silk like silk", which means that the water quality is as smooth as silk, which can enhance the taste of tea. Secondly, compared to "the soil of sand, the brittleness of porcelain, and the rust of iron", a handmade silver pot is durable.
Silver pots have been precious since ancient times. They are not only durable, but they can also be handed down to families in Yazang.
Silver, a born gentleman is proud and immortal for thousands of years. Used as a tea vessel, the vessel can support people. The silver pot can be regarded as a good teacher and friend of tea. The silver pot makes the water softer, the tea fragrance more clear and high, and the tea soup is sweeter and smoother. This is unmatched by other vessels. The industrial silver pot adds color to the whole tea table, but it is not easy to find a favorite silver pot. The handmade silver pot is time-consuming and laborious, and the output is scarce. A handmade silver pot needs to go through dozens of processes such as design, molding, tire making, carving, assembly, hammering and polishing!
Today, Tongxinshe Teahouse brings you this 9999 sterling silver Seiko precious silver pot, which comes from the "Hongji Treasure Collection" of a century-old pot-making family.
The "Hongji Treasures" located in Heqing, Yunnan, began in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, and has been passed down for five generations, and still insists on using traditional pot-making techniques to make pots. The silver pot produced by Hongji Treasures is a rare treasure that can be used and stored. The pot is made of 9999 sterling silver and has been hammered for thousands of times. Whether it is difficulty, practicality, beauty, or Its own value is far more than the silver pots commonly used in Japan to make foreign silver.
"Sifang Collection Series Nail Silver Pot"
This pot was made by the fourth-generation descendant of "Hongji Treasures", the old silver pot master, Mr. Hong Jike.
Collection-grade large Liangliang boiled mercury pot, limited to only 2 pieces.
Each silver pot is formed by the difficult "one-mouth punching" process, and is decorated with traditional sawn nail craftsmanship, with turquoise as the pot button, and square nailed pot. The pot is large and has a capacity of 1000ml. The fourth-generation inheritor of "Treasure", made by Mr. Hong Jike himself. Made of 9999 sterling silver (sterling silver) beaten thousands of times and decorated with turquoise. The dark retro color is worn to reflect the old texture. The difficulty of the square nail pot lies in the square, and the difficulty lies in the "one punch". The whole pot body (including the spout) is made by beating a piece of silver, the square is neat and symmetrical, and the spout has beautiful lines.
The "Heart Sutra" is engraved on the four sides. Near the bottom of the pot, it imitates the natural rock texture on the left and right. The spout is short and fat, with three curved spouts, the root of the spout is large, the spout is small, and the water is full of momentum, fast and fierce. The flat and short spout incision also makes the water cut off very neatly. The handle of the pot is made of high-quality iron ore, smelted and polished into a flower window handle. The lid is a rare cut-cover type silver pot lid. The lid is covered on the body of the pot, and it seems to be integrated in the side view, which shows that its workmanship is excellent. The pot buttons are carefully equipped with high-porcelain and high-color turquoise buttons, which complement the shape and distressed color of the square sawn nailed silver pot.
There is an old saying in China, "If you don't have diamonds, don't work with porcelain."
Curium nails were originally used to repair broken porcelain, and they were repaired with metal "curium sons" that looked like "concave" characters.
The utensils repaired with curium nails have a unique beauty, and when applied to utensils, they can be like Venus with a broken arm, which is quite a "defective beauty". And when this technique is applied to the silver pot, another completely different beauty is born. The use of sawn nails on the silver pot has a sense of wabi-sabi that has gone through the vicissitudes of life.