- by vinux
Li Yang took a sip of tea, nodding definitely. In his hand was a green Huaning Tao-fired cup, and the tea was brewed in a Jingdezhen porcelain lid bowl worth 1800 yuan. Of course, the tea was good and carefully processed into Yi Wu Tou Spring Ancient Tree Tea. “The Elegant Cup is truly a great invention, its design is simply wonderful,” he said.
“The Flying Cup is indeed an amazing invention!” said Zhou Chonglin, who had been intently writing, excitedly when he heard us talking about the Flying Cup. Li Lejun is also a fan of the Flying Cup.
It seems like there is a tea party or something going on now, we never use fancy cups.
However, in the office, it is really convenient to brew tea with a teapot.
Flying the flag of a beautiful and elegant life, our studio can no longer see the figure of a teacup. When taking photos, we had to search everywhere until we finally found one. This teacup seems to exist here as “research material”. Going back to three years ago in the office, almost everyone had a teacup. Pressing the button on its black lid could achieve the highest level of tea-water separation without scalding or dragging mud into water.
I said that the Elegant Cup is an office tea-making device, so there should be few people opposing it.
When I recommended the Pixie Cup to the ordinary young people around me who like to drink tea, they all said that cleaning the filter of the Pixie Cup was a headache. The tea stain issue often becomes one of the important reasons for many ordinary young people to give up using the Pixie Cup.
I consulted several people who have had many years of experience floating.
Experienced users of the Yibei cup agree that the most important thing to keep it clean is to clean it regularly. Tea stains on the cup can be removed with magic sponges. Tea stains on the filter net can be cleaned with toothpaste and salt, and high-energy friends suggest using sodium percarbonate to clean the filter net. I have tried salt and toothpaste and the effect is ok, but I haven’t tried sodium percarbonate, so the effect is unknown. If you can’t stand it anymore, you can also change a new one if you can afford it.
I want to make the take of the cup more artistic, but it feels odd.
I have always been curious about the origin of the first Piao Yi cup from a perspective of famous objects examination. Tea friends in my circle told me that Piao Yi cup was first invented by Taiwanese people. I googled and found some relevant information: In 1984, a certain company in Taiwan invented the Piao Yi cup and applied for a patent. Upon closer examination, this patent had also won many design awards at that time.
It has been 32 years since 1984, and the original patent must have expired. Now there are various kinds of teapots on the market, and it is unknown who is copying or infringing. When talking with a Taiwanese friend about teapots, he said that in Taiwan they are mainly used by families and almost unseen in the tea art world. He speculated that the appearance of teapots in Taiwan should be influenced by British tea makers.
I think he’s referring to the French press. I use a French press when I make chai and coffee. The structure and principle of the French press is indeed quite similar to that of the AeroPress. Coincidentally, I have seen someone attempt to use an AeroPress to make coffee. That person insisted to me that, as things are dead and people are alive, why not? When I tried the coffee made by him with an AeroPress, all I could do was force a smile; but my heart nearly broke.
Press the pot with law
Although the Porcelain Gaiwan was born in 1984, it was not so popular in mainland China at that time. The popularity of the Porcelain Gaiwan is closely related to Tie Guan Yin and Puer tea. Because when we drink green tea and flower tea, we don’t need to separate the tea from the water.
I took a friend who was not part of the tea circle to attend a high-end tea party. Throughout the party, he was very restrained. The tea ware at the scene was carefully selected and arranged, and the atmosphere was exquisite. After the tea party, he suddenly asked me in a cowardly manner, “At home I usually drink tea with an elegant cup. Do you think I’m too low?”
I didn’t answer his question directly, instead I told him an anecdote written by Mr. Yang Haichao years ago: Someone was drinking Pu’er tea but refused to use the good teapot and teacups, insisting on using a delicate cup instead; when people questioned him he replied disdainfully, “You don’t understand, the highest level of drinking Pu’er tea is with a delicate cup.”