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A lid bowl used to brew tea leaves in the past was mostly used to brew flower tea and Tieguanyin, but now there is no restriction. It can be used either to brew tea and share it, or one set for each person as a teacup to drink directly. The materials of making lid bowls are porcelain, purple sand, glass, etc., with various colored porcelain lid bowls as the majority. Different lid bowls also have different prices. So how much does a general lid bowl tea set usually cost?
The price of a tea set usually varies.
Cover bowl tea set is a Han Chinese tea set with a lid on top, a base below and a bowl in the middle. Cover bowl can be used for brewing tea or drinking it directly. It is widely used in daily life. The price of cover bowl tea sets varies greatly in the market. Generally, the cheaper ones cost about ten yuan each, while some may even cost hundreds or thousands. The price depends on the material and quality.
If you are a novice who uses tea for daily study, it is good to buy one that costs around thirty. To learn how to cover a bowl of tea, you can choose a white porcelain lid. High-quality white porcelain lids are around 100 yuan. Of course, there are differences in prices from different brands. As for Jingdezhen fanglacaipu decorated by craftsmen and other materials with extremely beautiful lids, thousands or even tens of thousands of yuan are needed for each piece. Most of them are used for art collection, and ordinary tea friends will not use such expensive lids for daily drinking. Tea itself is a simple thing. If too much utilitarianism is added, the original intention will be lost, so it is best to choose a lid that suits oneself and fits in hand.
In addition, the prices of Gongdao cups that match the lid bowl are also different, just ordinary tea sets. So a Gongdao cup priced at about 20 yuan is also good. The taste cup is generally 3-5 yuan each. A teapot is usually between 5-15 yuan. So, in total, a set of ordinary lid bowl tea sets: one lid bowl, six tasting cups and one gongdao cup will cost within 100 yuan. Of course, if you want high quality boutique, the price still needs to be based on the specific quality.
How to choose a bowl cover?
When choosing a teapot lid, it is best to choose a blue and white or a plain white pottery lid. Every tea lover should have one of these plain white pottery lids. The safest are those with glaze underneath and in between the layers, but if the technique is poor and the kiln temperature is too low, there might still be problems with glazed colors such as enamels or floral patterns.
Tasting tea requires a white porcelain bowl cover, paired with a glass court and white porcelain cup. The tea fragrance will not be diminished, the soup does not lose its taste, and it is also convenient to watch the soup color through the glass and white bottom porcelain. Even if it is not an all-white porcelain, try to choose a bowl cover with white glaze inside.
From the customer’s point of view, it is suggested to use blue and white porcelain or white porcelain. All crackled porcelains are not suitable as a customer cup.
Secondly, the ratio of tea to teacup volume.
Generally speaking, the most common type of teacup on the market is a 140cc standard 7 gram lid cup. If the lid cup is 160cc, it is 8 grams standard and the capacity to tea ration is 20:1.
Taking a standard 7g bowl cover as an example, Oolong tea is usually 7g or 8g according to the standard. Nowadays, a small bag of tea is generally between 7-8g, so when tasting the tea, it can be directly opened and unpacked. If it is loose tea, you can weigh out 7g.
People who prefer mild green tea usually brew 1 gram in a glass cup or 1.5-2 grams in a lid bowl. For medium taste, 3-4 grams is used, while 5 grams of green tea is used for 250-300cc water cups for those with more years of drinking tea or strong taste preference.
Red tea, actually 5 grams of tea is almost enough.
Pu’er tea sometimes needs to be steeped for a bit longer since it is a tightly compressed tea.
Additionally, analyze the heat intensity of the lid cup shape.
A bowl lid that is not easy to scald: if the bowl edge of the lid is relatively outwardly tilted, the maximum water level actually has a considerable distance from the edge of the lid. For lids with similar shapes, they will also not scald when grasped around the edge even when filled to the brim with water.
A hot bowl lid: If the bowl has a high back lid, there is not much room between the lid and edge, which inevitably makes it more likely to burn hands.
Common heat-proof degree: it is more common, most of the utensils are within this range, but it still needs to be felt after making tea. There are also lids with higher workmanship, without any depression, the lid cups that meet these two characteristics are better, so they don’t heat up easily when making tea and are easy to take.
Finally, select a teapot shape for the cover bowl.
Green tea: There is also a bowl to drink from. Watching Cha Chaan Teng dramas, everyone should not be unfamiliar with drinking directly from the bowl. In fact, in Sichuan nowadays many Chuan green teas are served like that. The bowl should be held with one hand and the lid with the other to cover some of the tea leaves before drinking directly from it. It needs to be large enough, 8 grams of tea for a 160-200 cc bowl is about right. However, don’t put too much tea in it, otherwise the bowl won’t have enough room for brewing the green tea.
Oolong tea: The lid of the pot for making oolong should not be too big unless there are more people, usually 140-160cc lid is good enough.
Red Tea: To make red tea, use a covered bowl similar to the one used for oolong tea.
White tea and yellow tea: Refer to green tea-like category.
Black Tea: For Pu’er tea, it is suggested to use a smaller but higher volume container. Pu’er tea has a lot of steeping, so the volume should be large enough for the leaves to expand. It is recommended to use a container with 160cc or above, and 7 grams of tea sample can be tried with 40cc between 200-400. Alternatively, 7grams of container 5-6 grams of tea can be reduced accordingly when drinking alone.