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Metallic Tea Set

Metallic tea set is made of metallic materials such as gold, silver, copper, iron, and tin. In the pre-Qin period (before 221BG), bronze ware was widely used. In the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589), gold and silver tea set appeared- In the Sui (581- 618) and Tang (618 - 907) dynasties, making of metallic tea set reached its peak. However, with the rise of ceramic tea set, metallic tea set gradually disappeared since the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Although people think that metallic tea set, especially those made of tin and iron, will make the tea soup taste strange, it is still used by people for storing bulk tea because of its satisfactory sealing ability and good performance in preventing dampness and avoiding light.