Jian Shui Purple Pottery Canisters
The history of Jianshui purple pottery, which is also known as Southern Yunnan red jade, goes back hundreds of years. During the Song dynasty it was celadon; during the Yuan it was blue and white ceramics; during the Ming it was coarse ceramics; during the Qing it was purple pottery. Today, it is considered to be among the four famous types of Chinese pottery and represents the traditional folk art of Yunnan's Jianshui county.
Jian Shui Clay much like Yixing Clay is suitable for tea storage. The clay is just the right porosity to maintain a healthy level of humidity simultaneously preventing too dry and too humid conditions. Especially suitable for the storage of Pu-erh tea, Tian Jian, and Hei Cha.