• by vinux

Among many teapot friends, everyone interprets purple sand differently, so their pursuit of purple sand teapots is different, including those who pursue collectors, those who pursue handmade ones, or those who pursue clay. Pursuing better things is also a good thing, indicating that one’s vision has been improved. However, it must be remembered not to be too extreme in the pursuit process, otherwise it is easy to enter into a misjudgment. Today let’s talk about what kind of misjudgment we may fall into if we deliberately pursue purple clays.

Misconception One: Overly Pursuing Mud-Colored Colors

Pottery friends all hope that they can buy high-quality mud during the process of playing pottery, which is indisputable. However, it is not to be extreme, especially for some pottery friends who pursue various colors of mud too much. Due to lack of basic knowledge of mud material, they basically buy pots by their own feelings. They often make the mistake of “focusing on color and ignoring sand”, that is, pursuing colors excessively and neglecting the unique texture of purple sand. This standard for choosing pots falls into the schemes of some merchants, who use various methods and means to achieve a variety of colors as much as possible. Morally wrong are those who use low-priced clay and chemical pigments to formulate various colors and falsely claim them as rare muds. This deceptive behavior takes advantage of some pottery friends who don’t understand purple sand knowledge yet blindly seek newness in their hearts, which is a misconception.

The Red Robe Xishi Urn

Misconception 2: The most authentic purple sand teapot should be purple in color.

Familiar friends may find this concept funny, and I used to think that way too, but after further understanding, it turns out that there are actually many people who hold this view. In fact, purple clay is commonly known as ‘five color earth’, which includes red clay, segment clay and purple clay etc; the colors of the burnt ones are all different. In addition to the original mineral mud material, many different mud materials can be mixed from the original mud. A Purple Sand pot can be made of several mixed mud materials. There are also other techniques such as paving sand and twisting mud which won’t be listed here in detail.

A golden-section Chinese flowering teapot

Misconception Three: Zhu Ni is better than Zi Ni.

There are many kinds of purple sand mud materials, but it’s hard to say which one is better. I can only say which kind of mud material is more suitable for making what kind of tea.

We can compare zisha to fruits, with each of them having its own unique appeal. Some friends may only accept zini pots, while others prefer zhu ni pots. It’s just like some people love apples and others can’t get enough oranges; you can’t really tell which one is better.

Red mud mirror pot

If we must say which is better, it would be like this: There are good and bad apples, expensive and cheap oranges, just as there are good and bad purples and cinnabars. But it is impossible to compare the purples with the cinnabars.

My pottery friends often ask me which clay is best now? All I can say is that the bottom groove, Qinghe Zhu ni, and Ben Shan Lv are relatively less. But pottery friends, do not think that other clays are not good, this does not mean that purple mud, clear water mud and other qualities are poor!

Is Zhu Ni the best purple clay? Is Lu Ni the best purple clay? Is Lao Zi Ni the best material? In fact, if you must put them together, purple mud, Zhu mud, Hong mud, Lu mud, bottom groove clear, clear water mud and so on are incomparable.

Factory Old Purple Clay Pot Leading Only One Pot

Every kind of clay has different levels of quality, and the same kind of clay has differences in quality. However, different kinds of clay cannot be compared in terms of better or worse; for example, although purple clay is relatively common, cinnabar clay is relatively rare, but there are also high-quality purple clays and ordinary cinnabar clays.

We cannot absolutely say that a certain type of clay is the best, only relatively speaking, the proportion of high-quality clay in a certain type of clay is relatively large, and the proportion of high-quality clay in a certain type of clay is relatively small. We cannot absolutely say that the clay from Zhu Ni is necessarily better than the clay from Duan Ni!

Zhu Ni Xishi was a renowned beauty in ancient China and one of the Four Beauties. She is famous for her legendary beauty, intelligence and artistic talent. Her poetic works remain popular today.

According to the practice experience of many purple sand pot lovers, no one has unanimously agreed that the tea brewed from a certain type of clay is the best in taste. Just like human beings: You can’t say that black people are worse than white people in quality, you can only say that the overall average quality of black people is lower than that of white people due to the lower level of education penetration.

You can’t deny that there are many outstanding talents among the black people, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mandela, Jordan, Jackson, Obama and so on. All things in the world are the same. If we humans are like this, why not the purple clay pots?