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How to clean a purple clay pot? Do you need to open it? To maintain the pot, do you need to soak the tea leaves? Can the glaze be quickly formed?

The best container for brewing tea is undoubtedly a purple sand teapot.

A good purple sand pot can really embody the characteristics of “neither taking away the fragrance nor having a cooked soup smell”.

It means that using a purple clay teapot to brew tea will not easily change the taste, and it will not spoil even on hot days.

Although the principles of purple-clay ware are well understood by many, there are very few who truly understand it. Even among those who call themselves experienced players of purple-clay ware, there are many who use it incorrectly and spread wrong knowledge about it.

Let’s take a look at the common misconceptions that tea friends have when selecting and using purple sand teapots:

Using a pot to misdirect.

Misconception 1: The new purple sand pot must be opened before use.

The correct view is that modern purple clay teapots are not like the coal or firewood used in the past. To remove the earthy and kiln odor from the purple clay teapot, most of them are now fired with electricity in a clean environment. So as long as it is a genuine purple clay teapot, just rinse off the impurities inside the pot, and boil it with boiling water, then it can be used.

Misconception 2: Purple clay teapots are meant to be drunk from directly from the spout with your mouth.

The right point of view: It is not recommended to drink tea directly from the teapot with your mouth, as the tea may be too hot and burn your tongue. Moreover, food residue and saliva may enter the teapot along with the water, which makes it unhygienic.

Secondly, if the appearance of the teapot is destroyed and it has no elegance, the spout of the purple sand teapot will change color from long-term exposure to saliva with salt.

Misconception Three: It is not necessary to clean the tea scale on a purple clay pot.

The correct view is that if the tea scale accumulates inside the purple sand pot for a long time, it will produce harmful substances, which is not good for the body. It is best to clean it regularly.

There is a common misconception about pottery-keeping.

Misconception 1: Used purple clay teapots should be stored in an airtight box for a long time.

The correct view is that used purple sand pots should not be stored in a sealed box for a long time, but placed in a ventilated place to prevent mold from the tea scale which is not cleaned up inside the pot.

Misconception Two: Tea leaves and tea water can be left overnight in a purple sand pot which is beneficial for maintaining the pot.

The correct view is that it is certainly no problem to let the tea water and tea stay overnight in a purple clay pot. However, harmful substances (tea scum) will accumulate in the pot over time, so it is best to clean it up in time.

Misconception 3: To get a purple clay pot quickly, don’t clean it and let the tea scale accumulate on the body.

The correct view is that if tea scale is allowed to accumulate on the outer surface of the purple clay pot for a long time, you will find that the pot is bright when wiped, but this brightness is not the real coating, but commonly known as “robbery light”.

Thieves can be wiped off with professional wiping cloth, and real patina will become brighter and brighter when wiped. Over time, tea stains can also damage the appearance of the pot, making it look dirty.

Misconception Four: A purple sand pot must be used with high-grade tea leaves to be kept in good condition and look good.

Correct view: Whether a purple clay teapot can be well maintained and look good has no necessary correlation with the grade of tea it brews, but is directly related to the grade of its clay material and how long and often it is used.