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Yixing tea sets evolved from earthenware, is a new kind of pottery, which began in the Song dynasty, developed in the Ming and Qing dynasty and has been come down to us. As for the originator of the purple clay tea set is still unknown. But from the exact records we know purple clay tea set was created in Ming Zhengde dynasty. Today the purple clay tea set we use is made of a special pottery clay from in the south part of Yixing, Jiangsu province and the north part of Changxing, Zhejiang province, that is "purple clay". This kind of clay has a high iron content and good plasticity, which is advised to be fired at around 1150 degrees Celsius. The color and luster of purple clay tea set can be diversified through methods of purification and washing, taking advantage of the difference of the luster and texture of purple clay. In that way, the azure mud can show dark liver, honey mud can present pale ocher, yellow mud can be vermilion and pear-skin mud can show forzen pear. What's more, the mixture of different textures' purple mud can present bronze and light ink and so on. Fine raw material and nature lustre and color lay the solid material for the production of good purple clay tea set. The reasons that purple clay tea set made in Yixing enjoyed popularity with tea lovers are its diversified designs, rich cultural essence making it unique in the ancient tea set categories, and its suitable texture for making tea as well. The Descendants summarized three characteristics of purple clay tea set as follows: first, it can keep the taste of tea; second, it doesn’t change the color of tea; third, tea doesn't get stale easily in hot summer. Purple clay tea set is one kind of ceramic tea sets, which has dense and tough base texture, made of natural clay colors and most of them is purple clay. Also has red sand and white sand. It is advised to fire purple clay tea set between 1100 to 1200 degrees Celsius. purple clay tea set is hardy heat-resistant without water absorptivity and the tea it makes has no unpleasant cooked flavor, which is able to maintain the original aroma of the tea . Purple clay tea set has slow heat transfer, good heat insulation and can be used to stew tea and won't crack. There is an old saying "the weight of one teapot is less than one kilogram but its price amount to the price of ten or twenty grams gold, and is as precious as land and gold." "every tea set has its own uniqueness and characteristic even they have the same shape" is the compliment for the purple clay tea set from people. Generally, one exquisite purple clay tea set must has three good features: pretty style, high quality and functional design. The only fly in the ointment is that purple clay tea set has color restriction and it is not easy to tell the color of tea and admire the tea in the purple clay tea set. Currently, the varieties of purple clay tea set have increased from the forty or fifty originally to more than 600, such as two-double thermos cup which is a very popular new products. Tea made by two-double thermos cup made of purple clay doesn't turn stale easily in summer and the color, aroma and taste of tea can be maintained longer due to its flexibility, good plasticity and permeability. The capacity of this cup is 250 ml, and the cup has a two-tier structure, high heat insulation, slow heat transfer, and a longer time of thermal insulation.