Intro: Its color close to that of azure mud always puzzles collectors over miscalling it “green mud”, which is in a color just like the green grass. Motoyama green mud is forged from raw ore and gets its name “Blackish Green Mud” on account of its cyanine color with green hues (while without grayish tone).
Kiln temperature: about 1120℃.
Shrinkage ration: about 14%.
Ore field: Ding Mountain, Huanglong Mountain in Yixing city, Jiangsu province.
Mud properties: it is good in viscosity and fair in tensile force, glossy in surface and appropriate in texture; it belongs to high-quality muddy ore, yet with a poor output.
Pot-making difficulties: there is a stringent requirement on kiln temperature as the mud is easy to deform: turning in mild color and luster at sufficient kiln temperature, while paler and bald at insufficient one; it also takes greet efforts to collect the raw materials and to get them refined.
Product properties: it is in peculiar color of cyan with green hues, expressing delicacy and beauty. It turns in thick color, becomes mild, crystal and the most changeful once drenched, and thus it is full of a great sense of achievement to admire its beauty.
Tea-making suggestions: Pu’er tea specie, Tie Guanyin tea specie and other semi-fermented tea species, deep fermented tea species (Dark Green tea), raw tea species such as Oolong tea (light-baking species), Green tea, Longjing tea, Black tea eetc.
Tea-making characteristics: its tea performance is gentle and velvety and tea aroma gets condensed in it; it’s easy to handle the tea-making time; it is the very assistant to make a nice cup of tea while feeling relaxed.