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At the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China, leaf infusion as we know it now became popular. The earliest examples of teapots come from this period, made from the zisha, or "purple" clay, of the YiXing region of China. Pottery in the YiXing tradition has been strong since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279); wares are valued for their fine texture, thin walls, and naturally beautiful coloration ranging from light buff to deep maroon tones. The transition from drinking bowls to teapots was a smooth one. YiXing teapots were, and still are, used to brew tea as well as act as the drinking vessel -- one sips directly from the spout of a single-serving pot. YiXing teapots gradually season, the unglazed clay absorbing the flavor of brewed tea, making them a favorite choice for tea lovers. The dissemination of YiXing teapots greatly influenced not only the forms of teapots found throughout the world, but also prompted the invention of hard-paste porcelain in the western world.
According to Chou Kao-ch'i, author of Yang-Hsien ming hu hsi, an account of Yixing(pronounced yeeshing) teapots, early in the sixteenth century, the potters at Ihing, a few miles up to Yangtze from Shanghai, became famous for teapots known to Europeans by the Portuguese name boccarro (large mouth). These were small, individual pots. which came to Europe with teas and served as models for the first European teapots.
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SONY
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DSC-R1
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10/300 second
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F/3.5
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Nov 13, 2007, 5:56:02 AM
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Carbon-Vanilla's avatar
I'm a tea drinker and I didn't even know this.. thank you! :meow:
Petalwhisker's avatar
This looks like my bedroom wall... Except all different teacups! haha
bohgirl11's avatar
I want a mug/tea cup wall
Preseas88's avatar
this is sooooooo awesome!
EchoElowyn's avatar
are all those urs????????
aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh one day ill have a wall like that........full of tea cups:)
i like tea cups........n te:)
EchoElowyn's avatar
hahaha i wrote it twice by accident
EchoElowyn's avatar
are all those urs????????
aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh one day ill have a wall like that........full of tea cups:)
i like tea cups........n te:)
cupcakeees's avatar
wows! are those all your teacups?
SoulFullofEverything's avatar
This is quite amazing.
Not only the photograph, but the nice historic
summary you put along with it. :D
PAPAWINDY's avatar
Exactly what i want to see :)



Ian
Apples533's avatar
Remarkable, I love it!
amiyaz's avatar
as a tea-lover, I absolutely adore this shot!!!!!!

such a spectacular collection of tea cup/pots - where I wonder, did you find them?
catemate's avatar
:) this variety makes me smile
windwater's avatar
Tre-Sedici's avatar
I really liked this, then I read your info and liked it even more. Top left, second row second one in my mother has a very similar piece, and its quite heavy!
dystopianism's avatar
Good god you have alot of kitchenware
didodido's avatar
super!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mouchefska's avatar
i think this is one of thie coolest pictures i've seen from you yet.
i love how you write some information about each thing.
makes the pictures even better.
Balauru's avatar
Wonderful !!!! mamash sooooo coooool :-)
MyBar's avatar
it's so cool, i love it.
mainsprite's avatar
oh how i love tea
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