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Brewing tea with a glass teapot, appreciating the bright and vivid color of the tea soup; feeling the tenderness and softness of tea leaves; watching them swim up and down in the whole process of brewing; enjoying the gradual expansion of the leaves…all in all, it can be said to be an artistic appreciation of dynamic scenery. Especially when brewing various kinds of famous teas, the glass teapot is crystal clear, and thin mist in the cup is vague, with clear green color and tiny young leaves standing upright. It’s quite pleasant to behold.
Is the tea made with glass teaware good to drink?
Drinking tea with glass teaware is a great experience because of its high transparency. During the process of brewing, one can clearly observe the changes in the color and shape of tea leaves. While enjoying the tea, it is also a kind of pleasure. Furthermore, glass teaware has smooth inner walls and easy to clean, not absorbing the aroma from tea soup, which could better present us with original flavor. Most importantly, glass teaware is inexpensive and various in styles, which is probably one of the biggest features we are aware of and acceptable to people; therefore it is becoming more and more popular in our life.
The glass teaware won’t absorb the original aroma of tea, and the taste of tea can be retained. I found very good glass tea cups at Jiahe International Kitchenware Factory Store, and the tea brewed is authentic and delicious.
Glass teaware is suitable for making what kind of tea?
High-end tea, especially green tea, should be brewed in a transparent glass cup. While brewing, you can watch the color and shape of the tea, and enjoy it while drinking. It is quite a pleasure.
Green tea can be brewed in a porcelain teacup or teapot; jasmine tea can be brewed and served in a lid bowl.
Black tea, especially broken black tea, should be brewed in a high-glass cup to make the red tea more attractive. Black tea can also be brewed in a teapot and drunk with a coffee cup. Sugar or milk can be added freely when drinking, similar to drinking coffee, giving it a unique “western” taste. High-end black tea can also be brewed in decorative teacups such as Junhong, Jihong or colorful teacups.
Oolong tea should be brewed in a purple clay pot and then drunk from a small teacup. Oolong tea can also be brewed in warm-colored porcelain teaware. After brewing with boiling water, cover the pot to preserve the strong tea fragrance.
Techniques for brewing tea with glass teaware:
1. Heat the teaware: Fill your teapot with boiling water and allow it to sit for a few minutes before pouring it out. This will help keep your tea at an even temperature during brewing.
2. Measure your tea: Use about 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea per 8 ounces of water. If you’re using tea bags, use one bag for each cup you’re making.
3. Steep the tea: Pour hot water into the teapot and steep the tea leaves or bags for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
4. Serve the tea: When finished steeping, pour small amounts of the brewed tea into each cup, making sure to strain out any loose leaves or bags first. Enjoy!
The mastery of the temperature of brewing water.
When using a glass teapot to brew tea, the first thing to pay attention to is mastering the water temperature. Different temperatures will give the tea different tastes. The main methods are cold brewing and hot brewing. Depending on the characteristics of the tea leaves, it should be decided which method to use. However, the taste of the tea brewed with two different methods will also be different.
2. The ratio of tea leaves to water
Next, when using glass teaware to brew tea, one should pay attention to the proportion of tea and water, as it can have a great effect on the tea soup. Water has the biggest impact on some nutrients in the tea soup. If too much water is used for brewing tea, the tea soup will be faded. Thus, it is important to master the appropriate ratio of tea and water when making tea.
Control the Brewing Time
When using glass teaware to brew tea, pay attention to mastering the brewing time, as the brewing time has a great impact on the release of some nutrients in the tea. If you want better taste of the tea soup, you need better control of the brewing time. And you should understand that different types of tea and different temperature conditions will affect the taste of the tea soup.
The emphasis on the number of infusions
When using glass tea ware to make tea, there are certain requirements for the number of brewing. How many times a kind of tea can be brewed is a concern for many tea lovers. The number of brews is mainly affected by the nutrition content in the tea leaves. Different types of tea leaves have different suitable brewing times, so it is necessary to determine its brewing times according to different types of tea leaves, because too many brews will make the tea taste lighter and even without any nutritional value.