New yixing clay teapots and after nutured effects comparison

18 Jul
Nurturing the yixing clay teapots, some people say seasoning the teapots, is a translation of “养壶” in Chinese. 养(Yǎng, help to develop, to raise, care for) 壶(Hú, pot). YǎngHú is a slow process that require patience and the right technique. It is the general concensus in the Chinese clay teapot community that a well nurtured yi xing teapot is more valuable than when it was new. Most importantly, it enhances the tea it steeps. It is just like raising a child. A good Yǎng-ed teapot looks and feels better.  Here are some examples of new pots and seasoned pots:
yixing teapot new&seasoned comparison
 
The picture above is Qing shui ni version of yixing clay teapot used and new comparison
 
duan ni clay xi shi yixing teapot new&seasoned comparison
The two pictures above is duan ni version of yixing clay teapot used and new comparison
 
jiang po ni yixing teapot shi piao new&seasoned comparison
The picture above is Jiang Po Ni version of yixing clay teapot used and new comparison
 
zi ni yixing teapot ju lun zhu new&seasoned comparison
The picture above is Zi Ni version of yixing clay teapot used and new comparison
 
qing shui ni yixing teapot fang gu new&seasoned comparison
The picture above is Qing Shui Ni Clay version of yixing clay teapot used and new comparison
Yixing clay teapots’ major advance is the clays used to make teapots slightly air and liquid permeable. This permeable property is what makes Yixing zisha teapot so good for steeping tea.
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