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Your Guide To Choosing Elegant Teaware

Your Guide To Choosing Elegant Teaware

How To Choose The Best Teaware

To complete a job, you do require the necessary tools. The same rule applies when it comes to making a cup of tea! Only having your favorite teapot, mug or kettle is not good enough. The simple reason is – they do limit the entire flavor you taste.

The Glass And Yixing Teapots

Not every teapot is equally effective in furnishing the right flavor and taste. Fortunately, there are two kinds of teapots that are hugely popular:

  • Glass Teapots: These pots are appreciated for their ability in retaining heat evenly. In addition, you have the liberty to decide the time to stop steeping. This is possible as it is transparent allowing to keep watching the tea leaves unfurling.
  • Yixing Teapots: They are often employed for pu erh and oolong teas. As oils and minerals from the Yixing are used, it plays an instrumental role in influencing the flavors of said tea. The special feature of this teapot is – you can use it for one tea since it has an unglazed interior.
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Choosing The Teaware You Like

Yes, when it comes to teaware, you will find a wide spectrum of equipment. For instance, you can easily find different varieties of cups, infusers, teapots, and more.

Not only this, they are can be found in innumerable types such as:

  • Handmade.
  • Ceramic.
  • Clay.
  • Chrome.
  • Glass.
  • Porcelain.

Opt For Latest Teapots

The good thing about the latest teapots is – they are incorporated with technologically advanced features. For instance, they do contain features like:

  • In-built thermometers and timers.
  • Detachable handles and base plates.

Treated to the oldest Chinese teaware, it is considered to be an integral part of Chinese tea culture. The specialty of this teacup is – it is very small. These teacups come with a saucer and a lid.

Preheat Your Teaware For Better Results  

Irrespective of which teaware you are using, always preheat them for better results. This is rightfully so since most teas are well known for performing best when subjected to a specific range of temperature. For instance, some require water to be right off the boils and it includes:

  • Pu-erh.
  • Black.
  • Oolong.

The popular porcelain gaiwan considered to be the thin-walled teaware gets heated up when it sits in the boiling water for many seconds. On the other hand, thicker ceramics such as the café teapots have the capability of retaining heat for a longer duration.

The Material Of Your Teacup  

Ensure the teacup you choose has a smooth inner surface. In case the inside is porous, avoid it. The reason behind this is – all the flavors and aroma will get absorbed very easily. In the case of non-porous material, the tea is capable of retaining the said flavor. In addition, the aroma escapes very conveniently from the top. This will permit you to smell the fragrance. It is also the sole reason the tea in question tastes better.

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