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A purple clay teapot can be used to brew red tea!
When it comes to the utensils for brewing tea, the purple clay pot is often mentioned first. Tea brewed with a purple clay pot is often Pu’er tea or oolong tea. In fact, other teas can also be brewed with a purple clay pot. Let’s take a look here together.
Generally, purple sand pots are used for brewing Pu’er Tea and Oolong Tea. The reason is that Pu’er Tea and Oolong Tea require higher water temperature for brewing, usually between 95-100 degrees, and needs to maintain a high temperature for a while to bring out their characteristics. Purple sand pots have good heat preservation ability, which can help keep the aroma of Bird’s Nest and Pu’er Tea from dispersing easily. Therefore, when brewing these two teas, purple sand pots are usually used. However, other teas may also be brewed with purple sand pots.
The aroma of red tea is long and sweet, the soup is red and thick, so you can choose a purple sand pot with the following conditions: Clay: Purple mud, red mud, slope mud, etc. Pot shape: The body of the pot is higher and narrow. Capacity: Red tea requires long-term insulation, and 250 ml of purple sand pot with high and narrow size is the best. Tea quantity control: The amount of tea should be controlled at about 7 grams each time, which can be adjusted according to the size of the pot body. In addition, when brewing red tea, the water temperature should not be too high, it is appropriate to keep it between 80-95 degrees.
About 250ml of a flat bottomed, wide-mouthed purple clay teapot is the best choice for making green tea because green tea does not suit long-term high temperature soaking and it requires the tea ware to dissipate heat quickly. Therefore, please pay attention to controlling the water temperature at around 85°C. After brewing, the brewed tea should flow out quickly rather than steep for a long time.
Oolong tea, also known as Kung Fu tea, is different from other teas due to its brewing methods. There are strict specifications and limits for the teaware used.
The requirements for the pot are: Clay: purple, green and red clay is available, among which red clay is the most standard. Because of its high cinnabar number and large density, it has less absorption loss on high-scented tea. Flat round cinnabar pot with high-temperature firing can gather heat and spread fragrance, making it the best companion for oolong tea. Capacity: according to different amounts of tea, select different capacity pot, generally 80-200ml.
When selecting a teapot for yellow tea, be sure to take note of the following: Clay: All clays, including purple, green and red clay are suitable. Shape: A wide opening lid is best. Capacity: The capacity should be at least 200ml.
The black tea soup is thick and dark in color. Attention should also be paid when selecting the teapot: Black tea is suitable for brewing large teapots made of purple clay or segment clay, with a capacity of 200 milliliters or more and slightly higher body tubes. Purple clay and segment clay are relatively loose, which helps to absorb the bad warehouse of black tea, and its exchange can make the taste of the soup better, and the body tube is high, which has a steaming effect. But for ripened Pu’er due to its too strong soup color, it is easy to cause segment mud to spit black, so it should be continuous after testing. Coarse grain Yawhite sesame sand is most suitable for aging Pu’er. The pear pot made of Benshan green mud in Gedao can brew Pu’er particularly well, especially hexiang scattered Pu’er, which can restore the connotation and original taste of ripened Pu’er.