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Tea culture in China

- Apr 23, 2018 -

China's tea sets are of various types and beautiful shapes, both practical and artistic. Therefore, it is well-known both at home and abroad that it is favored by tea drinkers in the past. In the history of the development of Chinese tea drinking, both tea drinking and tea processing have undergone many changes. As a special tool for tea drinking, there must also be a process of development and change.

       Next, China's tea sets will be classified based on the material of Chinese tea sets.

The potters in the pottery first introduced the Yixing Zisha tea set, which had already emerged as early as the early Northern Song Dynasty and became an outstanding tea set that was unique, and it was very popular in the Ming Dynasty. Zisha pot is different from ordinary pottery, and it is not covered with glaze inside and outside, and it is made from local purple clay, red mud, and Tuanshan mud. Due to the high temperature of ceramic fire, the sintering is dense, and the quality of the tire is delicate. It neither leaks nor has pores that are invisible to the naked eye. When used for a long time, it can also attach tea juice and accumulate tea flavor; and the heat transfer is not fast, and it will not be hot; Hot days Sheng tea, not easy to pickle; even if the drastic changes in hot and cold, it will not be broken; if necessary, even directly on the stove stew. Zisha tea set also has the characteristics of concise and generous shape, simple and elegant color, shape, like bamboo knots, lotus root, loose section and the shape of antique bronze artifacts. "Taoji Hakka" says that Yangshuo (ie, Yixing) porcelain pots began to flourish from the next season, and the former is equivalent to gold and jade. Visible luxury. Ming Wenzheng enjoys the "Long Story" record: The pot is made of sand, and the cover neither savors the flavor nor is cooked.

It is said that the great poet of the Northern Song Dynasty, Su Shi, had a good tea when he was in Dushan, Yixing, Jiangsu. In order to make tea easier when he was going out, he had made a type of lime teapot designed by him to taste the tea. Later generations called it "East." Po pot "or" handle beam pot ". Su Shi's poem: "A silver bottle and a replenishing oil ant liquor, purple bowl of sorghum dragon tea" is the poet's appreciation of the purple tea. However, in terms of exact records, Zisha tea sets were created during the Ming Dynasty in the Ming Dynasty.

2, porcelain tea set

The earliest tea sets in China were mainly pottery. After the invention of porcelain, ceramic tea sets gradually replaced porcelain tea sets. Porcelain tea sets can be divided into white porcelain tea sets, celadon tea sets and black porcelain tea sets, etc.