- by vinux
- January 10, 2023
1. Understand the various types of bowl covers available. Plastic wraps, aluminum foil, and lids are some of the most popular types.
2. Consider the size of the bowl when choosing a cover. The cover should fit snugly over the top to seal in moisture and flavor.
3. Choose material that is durable enough to withstand multiple uses without tearing or wearing out quickly.
4. Look for covers that are easy to clean and maintain, so you can reuse them instead of throwing away after every use.
5. Store bowl covers away from heat sources such as stoves or ovens, as this can cause them to warp and not cover properly when needed.
6. Use caution when reheating food covered with a bowl cover, as it may cause steam buildup which may result in a messy explosion when opening the lid too quickly.
Many new tea friends will choose to cover bowls when brewing Pu’er tea. If the selected cover bowl is not suitable and the technique is used improperly, not only will the taste of the tea be bad, but it may also scald. Here’s how to pick a lid and use it with everyone.
How should a novice buy a bowl cover?
The capacity of the bowl is small, and it will be too thick if the soaking time is not controlled properly. If too much water is added, it will be too light. Therefore, it is very important to clarify the capacity of the bowl when purchasing. The bowl with a capacity between 130CC and 145CC is most suitable.
When selecting a bowl, in addition to capacity, pay attention to the rim and lid knob.
A wide mouth: The distance between the bowl body and the lid is wide, so that the tea water does not easily overflow and burn the hands.
Two-lid knobs: The knobs are recessed, the lids are short from the lid, and your fingers get hot when pressed on top. The knob is higher and easier to take and put.
The correct use of a tea bowl lid: What are some techniques for using a lid to brew tea and wash it?
When washing tea, fill the water fully so that foam will float at the rim of the bowl. Then use a lid to push the foam onto the edge, and then rotate in circles. The foam attached to the lid will run away along with the flow of water.
If the lid of a bowl is obviously tilted, the tea water will flow along the slanted position, which makes it easy to scald hands. Moreover, when pouring tea and getting scalded, one has to stop and take a break. The tea water not being poured out will re-steep the tea leaves in the lid of the bowl, thus changing its taste.
Cover the bowl and pour tea technique:
It is a Chinese tea-making method, in which the lid of the teapot is quickly covered after pouring hot water over the tea leaves. This method helps to keep the temperature of the tea warm and allows for better control and accuracy of time when steeping.
Gently place hands on the rim of the bowl without straying off, don’t squeeze the body of the bowl out of fear of not being able to hold it securely.
Remember not to pinch the cup body, because it is hot. Then slowly let the tea water flow out along the fair cup. The tea water will not touch your hands.
Alright, after gaining the knowledge it’s time to practice. Follow the method and practice more, you can be called a master of making Pu’er tea with a bowl cover.