Burnt 'Five Colours Clay' teapot (yixing) on Ashes

by kasperbergholt

Yixing teapots are made from special purple clay in the Jiangsu Province, which is located on the eastern coast of China, north of Shanghai and south of Shandong Province.

These unglazed teapots absorb tea oils and minerals, gradually seasoning the interior to enhance the flavor of the tea. They are prized for their functionality - first and foremost absorbing and releasing heat - and their unique appearance.

The invention of the purple clay teapot is attributed to a potter named Gong Chun in the 16th century, during the Ming Dynasty. This development set the standard for what would become a highly esteemed craft, deeply integrated into Chinese tea culture.

Every second year, I tend to (accidentally) break one of these.

Also see: Broussonetia Papyrifera, Chinese blue ink & raw linseed oil.
Uploaded25/06/2024 - 18:57
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Spad
Posted 25/06/2024 - 22:16 Link
Oh wow!!!! Yes!!!!
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
kasperbergholt
Posted 26/06/2024 - 13:19 Link
Spad wrote:
Oh wow!!!! Yes!!!!

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
Posted 28/06/2024 - 14:08 Link
Very fine!

Cheers
Mike
kasperbergholt
Posted 28/06/2024 - 14:11 Link
MikeInDevon wrote:
Very fine!

Cheers
Mike

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
pauljay
Posted 02/07/2024 - 22:53 Link
Fascinating!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG

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