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1. Porcelain is a non-porous material and does not absorb flavors or odors, making it ideal for hot tea.
2. The material is highly durable and can withstand temperatures up to 1500°F (816°C).
3. Porcelain has excellent insulation properties so you can enjoy your cup of tea for longer without having to reheat it.
4. Its smooth surface makes it easier to clean and maintain.
5. With its delicate appearance, porcelain teaware adds an elegant touch to any tea ritual or ceremony.
White porcelain is a traditional Chinese porcelain. Due to its popularity, white porcelain displays nobility and has a wide range of uses. White porcelain tea sets are colorful and come in various shapes, known as treasures among drinking vessels. So what are the advantages of using white porcelain tea sets for tea making?
The characteristics of porcelain are:
– Smooth and glossy surface
– Extremely hard and resistant to wear and tear
– Non-porous, impermeable to liquids and gases
– Low thermal conductivity
The Song Dynasty Ding Kiln white porcelain kiln site is located in today’s Hebei Quyangjian C village, Beizhen, Dongyanchuan village and Xiyanchuan village, formerly known as “Ding Kiln”. Quyang is located in the southern part of Hebei, north of Xingyao kiln site, so Ding Kiln has a certain inheritance of Xingyao technology and become a fine product of white porcelain in Song Dynasty.Xingyao and Dingyao porcelain both are excellent white porcelain products with different characteristics.
First of all, from the scope and production scale of the kiln field, the Xing kiln site is located in the southern part of Hebei Province, about 100 square kilometers in the northern part of Neiqiu County and Lincheng County. The Ding kiln site is located in Jicun Village, Dongyanchuan Village and Xiyanchuan Village in Quyang County, Hebei Province. The Xing kiln sites are small and scattered, while the Ding kiln sites are large and centralized. Whether it is the central kiln yard in Jicun Village or the kiln area in Dongyanchuan Village and Xiyanchuan Village, they are all very large. Secondly, the rough white porcelain of Xing Kiln and Ding Kiln white porcelain during late Tang Dynasty Five Dynasties are close to each other. The difference between them is that Xing Kiln has a more standardized process, with neat shaping, making tires and repairing tires, similar quality of tires and glazes, and even glazes on all parts of utensils. At this time, Ding Kiln white porcelain whiteness varies from bluish to yellowish to whitish greyish due to insufficient air control in the kilns with obvious glaze flow phenomenon which does not exist in Xing Kilns.
Again, speaking of tire repair, the Wuxing Xingyao kilns of Late Tang and Five Dynasties were proficient and accurate in slip casting technology regardless of coarse porcelain or fine porcelain, with clean and sharp cutting; however, the repairing technique of Dingyao porcelain was not mature enough, leaving jump knife phenomenon and rough craftsmanship which were not found in Xingyao porcelain. The spinning cutting method for Dingyao bottom repair was influenced by Xingyao kilns and only developed into maturity in Song Dynasty, then able to skillfully and accurately cut.
The advantages of using porcelain teaware for brewing tea include:
– Its bright white color makes it aesthetically pleasing
– It is non-porous, meaning that it will not absorb the flavor of the tea brewed in it.
– It has a smooth surface and can easily be cleaned.
– Its heat retention properties make it ideal for infusing teas.
Ceramic tea sets are best in white, with colorful patterns on the outside. Their clays are dense and fine, of great hardness, and strong color perception. The body of ceramic tea sets is semi-transparent no matter how thick or thin it is, with a smooth glaze and glassy feel; when tapped, they make crisp and long sound, almost no penetration and moderate heat preservation ability to better reflect the colors, fragrances and flavors of tea. These utensils are appreciated by both commoners and aristocrats alike; they can be used to appreciate tea or for daily drinking as well as medicinal tea brewing. They have become the most popular type of teawares today, represented by “Jingdezhen” porcelain.
Ceramic teaware is a kind of daily-used porcelain with far-infrared functions. It can convert big molecules of water into small ones, facilitating human body’s absorption and promoting immunity. Brewing tea using ceramic teaware will make the tea smooth, sweet and enjoyable while being healthy. Especially for Pu’er tea, it can eliminate bitterness, making the tea smooth and sweet, moistening the throat.
Drinking tea with ceramic teaware regularly can eliminate toxins and heavy metals from the body, promote blood circulation, and help with metabolism. It also can beautify the complexion, improve allergic skin, reduce high blood pressure, and get rid of acid pain and fatigue. Everyone knows that ceramic teaware promotes health. Ceramic teaware with added rare elements is beneficial for drinking tea or water, providing real health care effects.