Historical origin of glass tea set
Glass, known as "flowing glass" or "colored glaze", is a kind of colored translucent mineral. The tea set made of this material can give people a bright and colorful feeling. Although Chinese glaze production technology started early, it was not until the Tang Dynasty that China began to make glazed tea sets with the increasing cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries and the continuous introduction of Western glazed ware. The plain-faced tea cups with light yellow rims and plain-faced light yellow glazed tea saucers unearthed from the underground palace of Fufengmen Temple in Shaanxi Province by Tang Qizong are authentic Chinese glazed tea sets. Although they are primitive in shape, simple in decoration, obvious in texture and low in transparency, they show that Chinese glazed tea sets have started in the Tang Dynasty and are precious at that time. Things. Yuan yuan, who wrote poetry in the Tang Dynasty, praised the coloured glaze, saying it was "coloured with cold, without dust." Like a feast can't be seen, it will be for the jade people. No wonder the Tang Dynasty also included the glazed tea set in the sacrifice of the Buddha's bone in the temple. In Song Dynasty, China's unique high lead glazed utensils came out one after another.
During the yuan and Ming Dynasties, the large scale glazed workshop appeared in Shandong and Xinjiang. During Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, a palace glaze factory was also opened in Beijing, only from Song to Qing Dynasty. Although glazed parts were produced and valued, most of them were mainly glazed works of art. Only a small number of tea products were produced. There was no large-scale production of glazed tea sets. Tea making was an art, and tea sets were also very exquisite. A cup or a pot of fresh alcohol and scented tea with elegant and delicate tea sets can increase the taste of drinking tea. Teaware family can be described as a wide range of varieties, dazzling, what kind of tea set is good to choose? Generally speaking, ceramic tea set is the best, glass tea set is the second, enamel is poor, insulation cup plastic cup is the worst.
Ceramic tea sets are characterized by slow heat transfer, moderate heat preservation, good color, fragrance and taste for brewing tea, and beautiful shape, rich texture, natural decoration, with appreciation value. Porcelain tea sets are most famous for Jingdezhen porcelain, known as "white as jade, thin as paper, bright as a mirror, sound like a rock". As early as the Tang Dynasty, Jingdezhen Porcelain was known as "false white jade". Its quality book was glossy, white and blue, elegant and pleasant to the eye, and it was decorated with blue-and-blue carvings, printing and brown dots. There were many kinds of porcelains, such as exquisite and lightweight thin-bodied porcelains, elegant blue and white porcelains, colorful pink porcelains, colorful glazed porcelains and so on. It was the Chinese people. The essence of ethnic porcelain culture. Used to make tea, not only Sichuan tea, full of room brightness, but also better appreciate the beauty of tea.
Yixing purple sand tea sets in Jiangsu Province are antique, elegant and interesting. They are made of bamboo knots, lotus root, pine segments and antique utensils. It is made of Purple mud and hill mud. Because of the high temperature of ceramics, dense sintering, exquisite texture and invisible stomata, the brewed tea can keep bright color, pure fragrance, and heat transfer is not fast, it does not burn hands, it is not easy to sour, cold and hot sudden change, it will not break down, and it can be stewed directly in a dry stove. It is the treasure of our tea set and is deeply loved by domestic and international tea lovers.