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The capacity of a purple sand pot is an important consideration when purchasing and making by artisans. Depending on the craft design, usage requirements, and customs, the production and selection of capacity may also be different.

Yixing purple sand teapots come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from as high as several meters, with a capacity of several tons of water carriers, to as small as the size of a fingernail cap micro-teapot. All imaginable sizes are available.

Usually, the capacity of a pot is divided into the following categories.

Less than 130cc is referred to as a super mini pot.

Between 130cc and 200cc can be referred to as small models.

200cc to 350cc can be called medium grade.

Between 350cc and 600cc can be referred to as “daben”.

600cc or more can be considered super-sized.

The Small Piece of Red Earthenware Wheel Teapot

When it comes to how much capacity should be bought for a pot, it seems that everyone has their own preferences. (Exceptions such as unusually large or small pots are not discussed here.)

Many teapot friends are fond of small teapots, because they are easy to use for tasting tea and appreciating aroma, while the aromas are not dissipated. Moreover, the small teapots can be held in one hand and are convenient to play with.

The large pot has good heat retention. It is suitable for multiple people to drink together, especially for Pu’er tea and black tea. Because of its dense and hot characteristics, the taste of the tea soup is easier to show off its charm.

The Grand Red Robe Wenchinh Pot (Medium Grade)

Actually, the size and shape of a purple clay teapot are also related. Some eight-sided teapots and some six-sided teapots, because of their smooth surface, are generally medium to large products, so as to reflect the Yanggang of the square pot, appreciate the coordination and beauty of multiple planes of the square pot, and generally very few below 200C Six sides and eight sides.

Qingshui niya ming four-sided pot (medium grade)

Some pots, such as the small pot made by Hui Mengchen of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, are cute and petite. It is especially suitable for drinking Kung Fu Tea, which is very popular in Chaoshan area.

China is vast and varied. There are great differences in customs from place to place, and when it comes to drinking tea, southern friends prefer relatively more of the smaller varieties, which is related to their preference for Kung Fu Tea. Northern friends tend to buy more of the larger varieties.

Clear water mud follows the Yuan pot (medium quality).

In the same type of purple-clay pot made by the same author and with the same style and mud material, it is certain that the larger one will be more expensive than the smaller one. For example, if two Zhu Ni Xi Shi pots were made by the same author, one 500cc and one 200cc, it is certain that the 500cc would take more effort, time, and money than the 200cc.

A yellowish clay teapot (medium quality).

From the perspective of the maker, the size of a pot mainly depends on whether it matches the modeling clay and production process.

Some pots are suitable for making medium and large pieces, such as Quhu and Tijinghu, which focus on expressing momentum and charm; some pots are suitable for making small pieces, such as Xishi and Siting, highlighting their delicacy and transparency.

Pots made with thin-walled technology have poor thermal insulation, requiring quick steeping and drinking, and must be of small capacity.

Purple Clay Mini Beauty Xi Shi Jar (Miniature)

Whether it’s an artist or a pot friend, the pursuit of the capacity of purple sand pot is from the pot itself. Pay attention to “harmony”, as long as it is what you like and applies, that is harmonious.

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