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The production of Yixing tea ware experienced a revival at the beginning of the 19th century, which emerged in tandem with the change in intellectual tastes. Yixing teapots were cherished by the literati for their elegant designs and simple forms, which matched the aesthetic tastes associated with tea drinking at that time.
Jian Zhan teaware inspires poetic praise among its ardent lovers and devotees. Those who gain a genuine appreciation of Jian Zhan teaware find it impossible to shed their fascination with the history, science, art, and economics of these enchanting cups.
In the households of Yixing, home of the celebrated purple clay teapots, ordinary potters are crafting something extraordinary.
The design and functionality of Yixing teapots explained.