Artisan Yixing Zisha and Jianshui Purple Clay Teapots
This collection features the real authentic Yixing Zisha teapots and Jian Shui purple clay teapots. Zisha is known to have the ability to enhance the tea's aroma and flavor, so it is always favorite brewing vessel among gongfu tea lovers and connoisseurs. High quality Zisha teapots consist of authentic Yixing clay and are hand-made artisan works that bring aesthetic pleasure and appreciation into your tea experience. There are a lot of so-called Zisha teapots on the market that use little real Zisha clay or that even use chemical materials or additives to produce "Zisha" teapots. One should be discern when purchasing such teapots.
Jian Shui clay is extracted from the local "five color" mountain, in which the soil has abundant deposits of red, yellow, purple, white, and brownish clay content, which the locals refer to as "Wu Se Tu", meaning five color soil. Iron is the richest element in this clay, so a lot of Jian Shui teapots have a black color or are mixed tones, featuring reddish or copper tints. Jian Shui Purple Clay Pottery was established during the Tang dynasty, about 1200 years ago, and is one of the four famous Chinese potteries.