- by vinux
Many people use wire balls (cleaning balls) or calabash and other relatively rough cleaning tools to scrub the tea sets. But this can achieve the effect of cleaning. Imagine using these relatively rough tools to clean your teapot, it will easily damage the glaze on the surface of the teapot, making it thinner and thinner. Gradually, these tea stains will penetrate into the teapot. Then the teapot will become the color of tea soup, and it can no longer be cleaned.
The best cleaning method is to remember to pour out the tea leaves and clean the teaware with water after each tea drinking. Caring for teaware in such a good habit means no extra cleaning tools are needed and the teaware remains bright and shiny. However, many friends usually just rest or do other things after finishing their tea, forgetting to clean up the teaware. When it comes time for next session of tea tasting, they need to clean up the teaware again. After a long period of being soaked, many teawares turn brown and cannot be easily cleaned off with plain water. At this point, squeeze a small amount of toothpaste on the teaware and spread it evenly across the surface with hands or a cotton swab. After about one minute, use water to clean off the toothpaste. This way, any tea stains on the teaware can easily be washed away without damaging or hurting your hands. The toothpaste cleaning method is both convenient and simple that all tea lovers should give it a try.
The thicker the tea scale on the teaware, the less healthy or fragrant the tea brewed. It is often heard that elderly people who love to brew tea take out their beloved teapots with black and oily tea scale deposits, seeming that the thicker the tea scale, the more valuable it is. Tea scale is extremely detrimental to human health. Therefore, those who love to drink tea should also be diligent in cleaning teaware; this is a good habit of life.