- by vinux
On the tea table at home, there are one or two purple sand teapots, which symbolize your better taste. However, the maintenance of purple sand teapot is slightly more troublesome than other tea sets.
Where is the best place to put a purple clay teapot?
Do not leave a purple sand pot in a collection cabinet for long periods of time or with other objects, as purple sand is afraid of being “contaminated” and is very delicate, easily absorbing the smell of other objects. When brewing tea, it will have an odd taste. It is also not good to place it in too wet or too dry places, which can affect the aroma and luster of the purple sand pot.
In addition, purple sand pot is a fragile item, if there are children at home must put the beloved purple sand pot in a safe place. Once broken, it can be repaired, but there will always be a scar, don’t you think?
Brew one pot of tea.
Some people like to take shortcuts and will throw away the tea leaves residue after brewing Tie Guan Yin, wash the teapot with water and then brew Pu Erh tea. Doing this, however, is incorrect! The air pores in a purple clay teapot have been filled with the flavor of Tie Guan Yin. Even though Tie Guan Yin loves cleanliness, it prefers Pu Erh which is known as “Black Iron Head”. When they meet each other, they blend their flavors together!
For this reason, we generally suggest “one pot for one use”, that is, a purple clay teapot should only be used to make one kind of tea. If too many types of tea are made in the same pot, it will easily alter the taste and affect the flavor of the tea, while also having an impact on the luster of the purple clay teapot.
The Zhu Ni Lotus Rhyme Teapot
Frequency of use should be appropriate.
For some old tea drinkers, drinking tea all day long could be regarded as nothing unusual; while some friends who don’t drink tea for a long time may not have developed a regular habit of drinking tea. If you are brewing tea with purple clay teapots, then it is suggested that you should still keep certain frequency of brewing tea and persist in doing it.
If the frequency of brewing tea is too low, the purple sand pot will easily become too dry, and if it is used too frequently, the purple sand pot will always be in a damp environment. If not properly handled, there may be an unpleasant smell. Therefore, if you want to take care of the teapot, it is best to maintain a “daily brew” frequency.
The red robes of fortune come to the pot.
Don’t use cold water, use hot water.
From the moment a purple sand pot is finished firing, it is suggested not to use cold water for any process from opening the pot to brewing tea or cleaning it. The reason being most unboiled water has higher hardness and impurities which make it inappropriate for moistening and brewing tea. Only using hot water instead of cold can keep the temperature of the pot more stable, which also benefits for making tea.
In general, the process of raising a teapot is not difficult. As long as you master the basic methods and persist, you can raise a beautiful purple sand pot while drinking tea. After getting used to brewing tea with a purple sand pot, all the methods and precautions of using the pot will be known, and it will be more conducive to making good tea and achieving “the fragrance of tea moistened by the pot”.