The zisha clay was of the finest quality, noticeable from the shine produced on the body of the pots. Undoubtedly, teapots from the early years were all made from good yixing zisha clay. There was no concern of buying teapots made from fake clay or chemical-tainted materials. There was plenty of good clay around and authority did not bother to impose any ban on mining the zisha clay.
|Raw zisha clay|
|Yellow Dragon Mountain, now 1/3 its original height|
|Yellow Dragon Mountain site|
|Hoarding of zisha clay by potter's family|