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1. Clean Thoroughly: Make sure to clean the inside and outside of your purple clay teapot with a cloth or a soft brush. Avoid using detergents, as they can remove the protective glaze from the pot, making it more susceptible to damage and staining.
2. Keep It Dry: After every use, be sure to dry all surfaces of the teapot completely before storage. Even traces of moisture can cause your pot to break down over time.
3. Store Properly: Store your purple clay teapot in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. This will help preserve its beautiful shape and prevent fading or discoloration.
1. Familiarize yourself with the type of teapot: Before purchasing a purple clay teapot, it is important to be knowledgeable about the types of pots that are most suitable for making tea. Different types of teapots have different properties, and it is important to understand which ones will work best for your favorite type of tea.
2. Ensure the outlet valve is working properly: The outlet valve is an important part of a purple clay teapot, as it allows water to flow out from the pot through a small hole at the bottom. If this valve is not functioning correctly, then the tea can become weak or taste off due to water being unable to pass through and reach the leaves properly.
3. Monitor the temperature and brewing time: To achieve optimal flavor in your tea, it is important to monitor both the temperature and length of time you brew your tea for. Too hot or too long can result in an unpleasant tasting drink, so watch carefully when you’re brewing each cup!
We finally got our hands on a coveted purple clay teapot, but how do we take care of it? There are many steps besides following the instructions for specifically caring for a teapot, and here are some common mistakes to avoid when caring for it:
Don’t be in a hurry. Caring for it is a long process, and it can not be done in one step. Absolutely do not use fine sand cloth, sandpaper, polishing cloth to wipe the purple sand pot, which will damage the surface of the pot, make it lose its natural luster and leave scratches, thus destroying the texture of purple sand.
Beware of leaving tea in the kettle! Some people who keep a kettle think that leaving the tea residue in it will help to cultivate the pot, which is a wrong understanding. Although purple sand pots indeed have the characteristics of not getting stale overnight, overnight tea will taste like old soup, which is very harmful to purple sand pots! Moreover, it is not hygienic and bad for your health.
Some people use the same teapot no matter what type of tea they drink, which is absolutely wrong! It is essential to differentiate between different types of teapots according to the type of tea consumed and not to confuse them.
It takes a relatively long time to take care of a pot. Having good habits as the potter is essential, however, at the end of the day, it all starts with having a pot made from good clay material. Otherwise, a well-tended pot cannot be achieved. In other words, good clay and proper techniques are equal to a great pot.