People who love tea cannot do without a purple clay teapot, especially the small clay teapot, which has been popular for hundreds of years, is a practical "luxury" on the tea table. Auspicious, the more it is raised, the more oily the pulp will be, and the tea soup is especially delicious.
As early as the Qing Dynasty, this kind of pear-style vermilion clay pot was very popular. The label of taste, even Emperor Qianlong, who was used to seeing treasures, couldn't put it down for this elegant and fragrant pot.
In the "Hongli Mid-Autumn Festival Appreciation of the Moon and Pleasure", there is a small purple sand and vermilion clay pot in the tea cabinet, which was used by Emperor Qianlong.
Today, Tongxinshe Teahouse recommends a handmade Zhu Ni pear-shaped teapot with a capacity of only 80cc.
Zhao Zhuang's Zhu Ni has been excavated and utilized since the Ming Dynasty. Because of its long history and high quality, it is well-known at home and abroad. Among the many Zhu Ni, the wrinkled leather Zhu Ni is the most precious. Today's "pear-shaped purple sand pot" is made of Zhao Zhuang Zhou Pi Zhu Ni. From the hard ore under the Huangshi Mine to the real cinnabar mud, it needs to go through 5-6 times of repeated kiln firing to improve its texture. Shaped for optimal condition.
The long time of mineralization also endows this pot with extremely heavy sand and oil. Even if it is a new pot, it will give people the illusion that the pulp will come out before soaking. The precious mud is often difficult to tame and inferior. The high rate has also become a characteristic of wrinkled skin vermilion clay that people love and hate. The finished product can see many vertical folds, such as the ravines engraved on it. , full of antiquity, is the unique style of Zhaozhuang wrinkled skin Zhuni. If you look closely, there are many small black spots on the body of the pot. This is because the iron rich in Zhuni ore precipitated on the surface of the pot at high temperature. When making the pot , without intentionally blending to cover up, but retaining its original flavor.
All hand-made pots, 80ml kung fu sketches, exquisite, standard pear-style pots have a long history, according to "Chinese Ancient Ceramics Illustrated" edited by Mr. Feng Xianming, "Pear-style pots, one of the pot styles, began in the Yuan Dynasty and became popular In the Ming Dynasty, it got its name because of its pear-like shape.”
The body of the pot is shaped like a pear, with a bulging belly. The lid is arched and tangent to the body. The lid is cut off and integrated into one body. The round button has "feet". The structure is clear, simple and elegant. In southern Fujian and Chaoshan areas, there is a saying that "without a pear in hand, it is difficult to talk about tea".
The author of this pot, Xu Lin Feng, is a famous cinnabar master in Yixing. Teacher Xu Lin Feng makes Ni sketches for a living. She has a deep research on cinnabar. Years of experience have given her a deeper understanding of the clay and the shape of the pot. Zhuni has a strong clay texture and good tea-growing properties, which is good for enhancing fragrance; pear style retains a suitable stretching space for the tea leaves, which is good for the release of tea quality. The combination of the two can be described as both practical and beautiful.