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Purple clay teapots often form relationships with scholar-gentlemen, Buddhist monks and nuns. Therefore, the poetry, calligraphy and painting on the body of a purple clay teapot often reflects the cultural fashion of an age and its artistic and cultural value is very high. Drinking tea with a purple clay cup adds flavor; then what kind of tea is suitable to be brewed in a purple clay lid cup?
Zisha teapot lid cup for brewing what kind of tea: The type of tea to be brewed in a Zisha teapot lid cup depends on the user’s personal preference. Popular varieties include oolong, white and green teas.
Suitable for brewing: Oolong Tea Sheng Cha (Light Roast series)? Special, Ti Kuan Yin (Medium Roast or Heavy Roast series)? Special, Pu’er Tea all series special. With it, the tea soup is “gentle and mellow”, “return to sweet and strong”; with traditional utensils, not only the “wrapping pulp” is obvious after a slight brew, but also the same as the breath and texture of the ancient inherited works. It’s also a favorite of Tibetan collectors who love the old pot!
Daily maintenance of Purple Sand Cups:
1. Rinse with clean water after each use.
2. Do not expose to direct sunlight or other sources of excessive heat.
3. Avoid contact with scratchy materials that could damage the surface of the cup.
4. Do not soak in water for a long time; wipe dry and store in a cool place after cleaning, to prevent mold and mildew accumulation.
Take care of the cup and the tea leaves will be more fragrant. The purple sand cup can also emit natural luster and a silky feeling.
Before using the new cup, fill a clean pot with clean water, put in some tea leaves, and boil together with the purple sand cup. The volume of tea soup in the pot must not be lower than the surface of the cup to prevent the tea cup from burning. Boil it over low heat for half an hour to one hour. Or wait until the tea boils and turn off the fire, put the new cup in the tea soup for two hours, then take out the tea cup and let it dry naturally in a dry, ventilated place without any odor.
Before brewing the tea, boil some hot water to clean the teacup. After drinking the tea, pour out the dregs and rinse with hot water to keep it clean.
No matter whether it’s a new or old cup, the surface should be cleaned regularly and wiped with hand or soft cloth, which is beneficial to the moistening and smoothing of purple sand clay. Over time, it will make the owner of the cup develop an emotional attachment to it, adding infinite pleasure when drinking tea.
Take good care when using a cup, to maintain its integrity.
Drinking tea with a purple sand cup has become a new fashion, but tea drinkers often keep the tea residue in the cup for a long time to nourish the pot. Although there is a saying that the purple sand cup does not taste bad over time, it will still smell if left too long, especially in summer.