Modern Era Teapots and Clays

1 ) ZiNi Purple Clays

DiCaoQing 底槽清 (Available but expensive)

the best clay you can get in modern times (Generally should be above $1000 for each teapot)

Plain ZiNi Purple Clay

Culture Revolution ZiNi Purple Clay 文革紫泥 (common)

Culture Revolution Mixed Purple Clay 文革拼紫泥 (common)

Black Dotted Clay Artificially Made with manganese 黑星土 (common)

On the internet when they say they are Black Dotted Clay , they really means they are Black Dotted Clay Artificially Made with manganese .

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2) Red Clays

ZhuNi Clay Teapots (extremely rare, most newly made teapots are fake clay)

HongNi Clay Teapots (relatively rare compared to ZiNi )

3) Green Clays

Republic Green 民国绿 (common, but many newly made are chemical teapots)

This clay was created by adding Cobalt Minerals, not Chemicals as commonly used today

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4) DuanNi Clays

mix of Purple and Green clays that exist naturally

Mixed Coexistent DuanNi (段泥共生矿)