Yixing & Zisha teapots

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Yixing & Zisha teapots

Postby jogrebe » Nov 30th, '05, 18:43

What is the difference between a Yixing and a Zisha teapot?

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Postby Marlene » Dec 1st, '05, 03:55

Perhaps the most simplistic difference is that a 'yixing' teapot has to be made in the area of Yixing. Kind of like darjeeling tea is supposed to be from Darjeeling, and bordeux is supposed to be from Bordeux. In contrast, a zisha clay pot refers simply to the material the pot is made from. i.e. grapes make wine.
Are there other differences? Probobly, I don't know for sure.

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