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					Understanding the Meaning
  Of a Yixing Teapot’s Color
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      Does a Yixing Teapot’s color
                matter?
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  A Yixing teapot’s
  qualities are
  sought after
  because of the
  chemical
  composition and
  attributes of Zisha
  clay.
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Zisha came from the word Zi meaning purple and
Sha meaning sand. However, Zisha clay is not
ordinary sandy clay and is not actually purple in
color.
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                       Zisha clay, also
                   called 5-color clay,
                           is a unique
                      mixture of clay,
                     quartz and mica
                     with a high iron
                               content.
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It has an absorption rate of 4%, making it porous
and permeable and ideal for making Yixing teapot.
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This is a guide for different Yixing teapot colors but
actual colors may vary slightly from this example.
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  Zisha clay is
  previously called
  “five color mud” in
  China. The number
  5 is figurative as
  there are many
  other colors of
  Yixing clay.
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Even experienced and skilled teapot artisans
devote much skill and care when working with
the right clay as it involves a meticulous process.
For more information on Yixing Teapots,
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