GENUINE YIXING ZISHA (紫砂) TEA WARE (COMING SOON) – Tea Angle
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GENUINE YIXING ZISHA (紫砂) TEA WARE (COMING SOON)

GENUINE YIXING ZISHA (紫砂) TEA WARE
Zisha, also known as “purple sand/clay,” is a unique type of clay from the region of Yixing, Jiangsu China and has been used in Chinese pottery since the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Zisha is a highly pourous material, which allows the tea essences to be absorbed by the teapot and the clay to season your brew. It is also rich in minerals that react with the tea to improve smoothness and taste.
Genuine Yixing Zisha teaware is generally unglazed and is more expensive than your average teaware, due in part to the rarity of Zisha clay. The material can only be found in one particular area in Yixing, and mining of this material is tightly controlled to prevent overmining.
A good Yixing teapot is not only a practical brewing vessel, but an elegant and beautiful piece of art. It takes years of study and practise, with many artists dedicating their entire lives to mastering the craft.

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