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Glass teaware is generally made by melting and forming a mixture of quartz, limestone, caustic soda, etc. at high temperature and cooling afterwards. There are many kinds of glass teaware, such as crystal glass, colorless glass, jade-colored glass, golden star glass and milky white glass teaware.

Brewing tea using glass teaware, especially for various high-quality famous teas, has the characteristics of dazzling transparency of teaware, misty and hazy in the cup, clear and green color, buds blooming one after another, tall and erect like jade, pleasing to the eyes and with a special flavor.

The advantages and disadvantages of glass tea sets:

1. Glass has excellent transparency, so it is easy to observe the color of the tea when brewing tea.
2. The glass material is non-toxic, safe and healthy, and does not smell.
3. It is easy to clean the glass tea set, just rinse with water or wipe it with a cloth.

1. Glass material is fragile and can be easily broken if not handled carefully.
2. The surface of glass absorbs heat quickly, so it may cause scalding when used directly in boiling water or hot drinks filled in glasses for a long time.

The advantages of glass teaware:
1. The transparency of glass teaware allows you to watch the tea leaves open and the infusion process.
2. Glass is an inert material, so it will not react with any beverage inside it, making it food safe and healthy.
3. It’s easy to clean and maintain.
4. Glass has a high thermal resistance, preventing sudden changes in temperature when pouring hot water over loose tea leaves or brewed tea into the teaware.

Eye-catching appearance

The texture of glass is transparent and highly pliable, so tea utensils made of glass have varying shapes and attractive luster.

Drinking tea can enjoy the art of tea ceremony.

The glass teaware is transparent in texture, when making tea, it allows you to observe the graceful posture of the tea leaves floating in the cup at a glance, meanwhile the gorgeous color of the tea soup is also very obvious.

Maximize preservation of the fragrance of tea.

Glass teaware has high density, small porosity, and low water absorption rate. It will not absorb the taste of tea, and it will not mix different flavors when brewing tea. Brewing delicate green tea with glass teaware can prevent its aroma from being absorbed, thus preserving its original crisp flavor.

Easy to clean

Glass teaware makes it easy to clean after brewing tea, leaving no lingering taste.

Low cost

Glass tea sets are produced in large quantities, so they are low in cost and usually cheaper than other tea sets, making them convenient to purchase.

Two, Disadvantages of Glass Teaware

Two, Disadvantages of Glass Teaware
1. Fragility: Glass teaware has weak pressure resistance and is prone to breakage and cracking.
2. Poor Heat Resistance: Glass teaware can also crack or shatter when exposed to high temperatures, so it is important to be careful not to heat the water beyond a certain temperature.

Fragile texture

Glass teaware is delicate and easily breakable, so it may be damaged during the tea making process if one is not careful.

Hot Potato

Glass teaware is hotter than porcelain, purple sand, metal and other teawares; recently brewed tea should not be taken directly by hand when poured into a glass cup, which is its only shortcoming.

3. Low Artistic Value

Most glass teaware is mass-produced (with some exceptions), with weak craftsmanship and low artistic value, so it does not have much collection value.

Glass teaware is suitable for brewing what kind of tea?

High-end famous tea, especially green tea, should be brewed in a transparent glass cup. While brewing and watching the color and shape of the tea, drinking it creates an incomparable pleasure.

Green tea can be brewed with porcelain teacups or teapots; jasmine tea can be brewed and consumed in the form of a covered bowl.

Red tea, especially broken-leaf red tea, should be brewed in high glass cups to make the red tea soup more attractive. Red tea can also be brewed in teapots and then drunk from coffee cups. When drinking it, sugar or milk can be added as desired, like drinking coffee, giving it a unique “western” taste. High-end red teas can also be brewed in brilliantly decorated teapots such as jun-red, ji-red or colorful teapots.

Oolong tea should be brewed with purple sand teaware and drunk from small tea cups. Alternatively, warm-colored porcelain teaware can also be used to brew oolong tea. After brewing with boiling water, it is best to cover the teapot in order to preserve its strong aroma.

Glass teaware is mainly suitable for brewing tea such as chrysanthemum, black tea, green tea, Pu’er tea, fruit tea, health-promoting tea and craft flower tea, with high ornamental value and interest. If you like to appreciate the color of the brewed tea soup, the shape of the tea leaves, and the floating drift scenery when brewing the tea leaves, then glass teaware is your better choice.