Purple Clay Teapot

Purple Clay Teapot

Purple clay teapot is a unique hand-made pottery handicraft in China. Its production originated in Zhengde period of Ming Dynasty. Its raw material is purple clay, and its origin is Dingshu Town, Yixing, Jiangsu Province. Purple sand is a kind of porous material with double pore structure. It has fine pores, high density and no leakage, which makes the tea taste more mellow and fragrant. Purple sand has a unique air permeability, tea juice is not easy to rot, and not easy to greasy fur. The heat transfer of purple sand is slow, and there is no hot feeling when using it; the heat preservation of tea making in winter is strong.

Purple clay is also known as five color soil. It is generally believed that there are purple mud, Duan mud, red mud, black mud and green mud. In fact, there are many colors of purple clay, no less than 100 kinds, mainly divided into purple mud, red mud and Duan mud. Different colors and textures can be blended from single mud and other purple clay or its associated minerals such as stone red and stone yellow. As long as it is pure purple clay, its chemical composition is similar, and its molecular structure is not too different, only the difference in color, plasticity and shrinkage.

Purple Clay Teapot

How to evaluate the purple clay teapot

Different purple clay teapots have their own unique cultural connotations. The value of tasting purple clay teapots includes raw materials, shape, craft, producer, function, etc. In terms of raw materials, observe whether the style and mud color of the teapot are appropriate and matched; use high-quality purple clay to make a purple clay teapot with warm color, elegant and simple; in terms of appearance, observe the overall coordination of the teapot, such as whether the spout, dropper and handle are in a straight line, and whether the three are coordinated; in terms of technology, observe the fineness of the details of the teapot, such as the tightness of the lid, The vivid degree of depiction or decal, whether the transition joint is natural and smooth, whether the teapot is placed stably; in terms of producers, observe whether the purple clay teapot comes from celebrities or folk experts; in terms of function, it mainly shows that the capacity is moderate, the height is appropriate, whether the use is comfortable, and whether the water is smooth. If all aspects have a good proportion, it shows that this teapot is worth collecting.