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When it comes to tools for brewing tea, the purple sand pot is usually the first one that comes to mind. And the tea brewed in a purple sand pot is often Pu’er Tea or Oolong Tea. In fact, other types of teas can be brewed in a purple sand pot too. Let’s take a look together.
Is it good to steep the Yixing Purple Clay teapot with black tea?
Generally, purple clay teapots are used for brewing Pu’er tea and oolong tea. The reason is that the water temperature required for Pu’er tea and oolong tea is relatively high, generally between 95-100 degrees, and it needs to maintain a high temperature to produce its characteristic of tea leaves. Purple clay teapots have better insulation capability which can keep the aroma of Pu’er tea and Oolong tea from dissipating easily. Therefore, when brewing these two kinds of tea, purple clay teapots are usually used.
The fragrance of red tea is long and sweet, and the soup color is red and thick. You can choose the following conditions for purple clay pot: mud material: purple mud, red mud, descending slope soil, etc. Pot shape: pot body is higher and narrow. Capacity: Red tea requires long heat preservation time. The best choice is 250ml of purple clay pot with higher and narrow shape. Tea control: the amount of tea should be controlled at about 7 grams each time, which can be appropriately added or subtracted according to the size of the body. In addition, when brewing red tea, the water temperature should not be too high, between 80-95 degrees is appropriate.
To brew red tea using a purple sand teapot, first add the desired amount of tea leaves to the teapot and then pour hot water into it. Let the tea steep for several minutes before pouring into cups to enjoy.
The color of red tea soup is both red and thick, so when selecting a teapot, it is best to choose one with a darker color such as red clay or purple clay so that it won’t look too abrupt. Since red tea usually requires a longer insulation time when brewing, it is better to use a high and narrow purple-clay pot. The capacity should be controlled at around 250 ml, and the amount of dry tea brewed each time should be controlled at around 7 grams.
Put a small portion of red tea into the pot, pour in boiling water, and let the tea and water blend together, releasing a fragrant aroma. After a few minutes, pour the richly brewed tea into a small cup. The color of the soup is elegant and intoxicating to smell. Picking up the cup to have a sip, unique chestnut and ripe fruit aromas linger on the tip of your tongue, leaving an unforgettable taste of freshness and full mellowness.
Red tea is a fully fermented tea. Polyphenols in tea undergo oxidation through the fermentation process, and the nutrients originally hidden in the leaves move to the surface of the leaves, which are very easy to dissolve in water. Therefore, when brewing, it requires high control of water temperature, and needs to be controlled at around 85 degrees.
Drinking black tea often can not only help digestion, but also nourish the stomach and protect the stomach; using black tea to nourish the pot, the soup is thick and easy to hang on the pot, after brewing it can be seen as a person, making people love it.