Black porcelain teawares began in the late Tang Dynasty, reach its peak in the Song Dynasty, continued in the Yuan Dynasty and finally declined in the Ming and the Qing Dynasties. The reason was the way of having tea gradually changed from cooking tea to tea dropping since Song Dynasty. In addition, the prevalence of tea contest in the Song Dynasty created positive condition for the rising of black porcelain teawares. In the Song Dynasty, many kilns like Jian Kiln in Fujian Province, Jizhou Kiln in Jiangxi Province and Yuci Kiln in Shanxi Province, all produced a large number of black teawares and became the main resource of it.
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