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1. Green Tea – Porcelain or ceramic teapot and/or cups
2. Oolong Tea – Porcelain or clay teapot
3. White Tea – Porcelain or glass teapot and/or cups
4. Pu-erh Tea – Clay or porcelain teapot
5. Black Tea – Porcelain or glass teapot and/or cups
6. Herbal Tea – A large mug or cup
Many people know that different water temperatures should be chosen for brewing tea according to the degree of fermentation. In fact, there are also certain requirements for the selection of teapots. “Good tea with good teapot, good horse with saddle”, so which teapot is suitable for the 6 kinds of tea?

Six types of tea are suitable for which teaware:

Green Tea – Porcelain Teaware
Black Tea – Clay Teaware
White Tea – Glasstea or Porcelain Teaware
Oolong Tea – Yixing clay teapot or Ceramic Teawre
Pu’er Tea – Yixing clay teapot or Ceramic Teawre
Herbal Tea – Glass Mug or Infuser Mug

Green tea: glass cup

Like biluochun, once brewed, the tea buds first sink to the bottom of the cup, then make a “white clouds rolling, snowflakes flying” gesture. Through a glass cup, you can have a panoramic view. Like famous teas such as green tea, yellow tea and white tea, their buds and leaves are delicate. After brewing, it is also an important part of tasting tea by admiring its shape through the process glass cup.

2. Oolong Tea: Kung Fu Tea Set

The Kung Fu Tea Brewing method, commonly referred to in Fujian and Guangdong area, is a meticulous tea brewing practice which brings out the best of color, aroma and taste.

The most prominent feature of Oolong tea is its strong fragrance and infinite taste. Oolong tea focuses on aroma and tasting, which should be brewed quickly instead of using large teapots or cups. Small purple mud pots or small lid bowls are all suitable. Drinking slowly from a small opening can best appreciate the wonderfulness of Oolong tea.

3. Red Tea: White Porcelain Lidded Bowl

Red tea is afraid of high temperature and cannot be brewed with boiling water.

Choose a white porcelain bowl with an open mouth and slightly larger size, which can dissipate heat quickly. When brewing, pay attention to the time so as not to make the tea sour. After brewing, remember to turn over the lid to prevent moldy tea. The white porcelain bowl also has another advantage, that is, it can clearly appreciate the color of red tea soup. Red tea should not be brewed in a small teapot because of its good heat preservation and slow dissipation.

Tea with Flowers: Big Teapot

Tea with flowers can be brewed in either a large porcelain pot or a large glass pot.

A large pot can make the flowers full and extended, soak in, and taste more freely. Porcelain pots won’t absorb the taste, but will be able to bring out the fragrance of flowers; using a pottery pot is not recommended. A glass pot allows you to see the dynamics of the flowers and is suitable for enjoying with your partner when drinking flower tea.

5. White tea: Cover the bowl, boil the teapot.

White tea is divided into Silver Needles, White Peony, and Shou Mei.

White silver needle and white peony are relatively tender, the water temperature is slightly lower, using a lid to cover the bowl can speed up cooling. The main feature is that it can bring out the fresh aroma of white tea. Oolong tea is relatively old, especially aged white tea. Use a teapot to boil it with low heat. When drinking it, its mellowness will be more profound. The date fragrance and medicinal fragrance of aged white tea will also be more intense.

Puer tea: Cover Bowl, Purple Sand

Pu’er tea is divided into raw Pu’er and new and old Pu’er.

Pu’er tea can be used with a porcelain lid bowl, and its delicate aroma and taste are truly presented. If it is stored Pu’er raw tea or Pu’er ripe tea, using a purple clay pot can receive some unpleasant smell produced by storage, and the tea soup tastes more smooth and mellow when drinking.

What Are the Considerations for Selecting Tea Utensils?

Different types of tea require different types of teaware. Some are suitable to be brewed in glass cups, some can be covered in bowls and some can be brewed using purple clay pots. So selection should depend on the type of tea to be brewed.

2. When choosing teaware, pay attention to the quality, what materials are used to make it, the size of the capacity, and observe and compare carefully. Do not purchase randomly.

Friends who like the tea ceremony need to prepare the six gentlemen of the tea ceremony, which can facilitate the art and method of brewing tea. Pay attention to bamboo and wood texture and quality when purchasing.

4. When selecting a tea tray, choose according to your environment and brewing habits. There are many materials for tea trays, such as wood and stainless steel, so choose according to your needs.

Tea towels are also needed for making tea, which can act as an auxiliary role and be used to cushion the tea ware. Generally, tea towels are made of cotton cloth with acceptable quality.

Those who like to raise tea pets on a tea table can choose the shape they like, prepare a brush and water the pet with tea water every day. With a brush, it will be bright and beautiful.