How to Determine the
Authenticity of Yixing Teapots
How do you
Real Zisha clay have various colors. They are dull
and not bright at all. If it is brightly colored or
glaring, it may not be real.
New Yixing teapots smell like earth or dust and
emits odor like burnt clay. That is its natural
smell. If it smells like chemicals, it may not be real.
would give a
Its surface is never smooth. The texture should
be grainy. If it feels like it was waxed, it is not
made of Zisha clay.
Pouring very hot water would emit sounds similar to
that of cracking clay. A real Zisha teapot enables it
to form a water film when you use water to wash it.
Yixing teapot will
have droplets of
down its side when
you use water to
wash it out.
An authentic Yixing teapot would never add
color when you put boiled water in it.
If you want to get an authentic Yixing
teapot, just remember these guidelines.
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