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Using a teapot is a great tool for making tea, and many people enjoy using it to do so. It’s simple, easy to clean and doesn’t absorb odors or tastes, making it an ideal choice for brewing tea. Here let’s look at how one can use a teapot to make tea.
Cover the bowl and steep the tea.
1. Fill kettle with cold water.
2. Boil water.
3. Place desired amount of tea leaves in a teapot or infuser.
4. Once the water is boiling, pour it into the teapot or infuser over the tea leaves and steep for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength of flavor.
5. Serve and enjoy!
Brew with soft water (pure water is best); Regardless of what tea ware is used, keep the tea water separate.
The tea leaves are old, the water temperature is high (100°C), and the tea leaves are tender with low water temperature (80-90°C).
Tea measurement: Green tea and black tea 3g; Oolong tea 7g; Pu’erh tea 5-8g.
Watering method: High rush of fragrance, low suspension stew.
Speed of pouring out: start from fast to slow, increase the duration gradually; Wu Long tea should not be steeped too long; pour out completely without any residue left; the entire process should be kept warm, if the tea leaves cools before steeping, it will affect the taste.
Grabbing the bowl method
This method is not used by many people, the posture is not as graceful as the three-finger technique, and because the whole hand holds the lid button, it is easy to burn hands. In tea art performance, most of them are used by men.
The key to this method is to adjust the size of the lid opening, press the lid button with your thumb, press the bottom of the lid bowl with your other fingers, and keep the lid facing yourself. Then hold the bowl vertically and you can pour out the soup.
This technique is simple to operate, one hand can master it, giving a heroic and grand atmosphere, mostly used by men.
Many women like to use this method because it looks elegant and gentle.
The top of the lid has a button which is where we grip it when opening. When pouring out, adjust the size of the opening, place your index finger on the button, grab both sides of the bowl with your thumb and middle finger, curl your ring finger and little finger up against the side of your middle finger without touching the lid, then lift vertically to pour out.
Warning, the ring finger and little finger should not be raised, which is a great taboo in tea art. This kind of handling method would appear too casual if done incorrectly. It is easy to get burned if handled wrongly, so one needs to practice and find the right position.
The benefits of steeping tea in a bowl are many. It allows for the tea to unfurl and steep evenly, resulting in a richer flavor and aroma. Steeping tea in a bowl also prevents the leaves from being over-stirred, which can disturb the delicate flavors of some teas. Additionally, it allows you to use more than one kind of tea at once, resulting in a customized cup of your favorite blend.
A lid bowl is suitable for brewing any tea, and there is no tea that is not suitable for a lid bowl. A purple sand pot is not suitable for green tea. In addition, due to the double airhole structure of the purple sand pot, it is easy to absorb the flavor of tea. Therefore, if you like different teas, it is recommended to use a pot for each type of tea. If you use a lid bowl, the porcelain bowl does not absorb odor. As long as there is a lid bowl at home, different teas can be adjusted slightly in terms of their nature in steps.
The glaze of porcelain lid bowl is tight, which can not help to improve the taste of tea, but can show the advantages and disadvantages of tea most faithfully. Every time I meet a new tea, it is best to try it with a lid bowl and brew it several times to understand its nature, and then use purple sand pot to aim at its advantages through brewing skills.
To brew tea with a teapot, the least requirement is a bowl covered with lid, a water bottle, and some tea leaves. However, if one wishes to be more particular about their teaware, they can add additional items like cups, trays and teacups. In short, brewing tea with a bowl covered with lid is both flexible and simple.
This concludes our introduction to using a bowl with lid to make tea. There is no kind of tea which cannot be brewed in this way, unlike green tea which must only be brewed in a glass cup. Purple-clay teapots are not suitable for green tea. Furthermore, because of its dual air hole structure, it will absorb the flavor of the tea easily; if you like many kinds of different teas, you have to have a different teapot for each one. With a bowl with lid though, since porcelain bowls do not absorb any flavors, as long as you have one at home and adjust the brewing steps according to the characteristics of the tea, you can brew any kind of tea with it.