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1. Place the lid on top of the teapot.

2. Put the bowl on top of the lid, creating a flat surface for your tea cups or glasses.

3. When you pour tea from the teapot, the lid will collect any drops that may spill, while the bowl will catch any steam escaping from the spout, helping keep your table dry and clean.
When drinking tea, we usually use teapots to drink, but now it is mostly using covered bowls. Because this way of drinking tea shows our emphasis on tea and also allows us to enjoy the pleasure and elegance of drinking tea. Moreover, using covered bowls is more practical, it can watch soup color, distinguish concentration, view leaf bottom, simple, clear and true. So what is the usage of the teaware cover bowl?

to make a cup of tea using the bowl-covering method, one should first put some loose or bagged tea leaves into a small teapot. Then, place the teapot in an empty bowl. Boil water in a pot and pour it over the top of the teapot. Finally, cover the bowl with its lid for about 3 minutes and enjoy the tea!

Three-Finger Method

The most commonly used technique for picking up a bowl with its lid is the three-finger method, which involves using three fingers to grip the lid. This technique looks elegant and graceful, so many women prefer it.

The top of the lid has a button, which is where we grab when opening the lid. When pouring out the soup, adjust the size of the opening of the lid and place your index finger on the button. Grab both sides of the bowl with your thumb and middle finger while bending your ring finger and little finger onto one side of your middle finger without touching the lid. Hold the lid vertically to pour out the soup.

Attention: The ring finger and the little finger cannot be upturned, which is a major taboo in tea art, and will appear frivolous. If this way of grasping is not correct, it is easy to get burned, so practice more to find the right position.

Grabbing a bowl method

This technique is not commonly used and the posture is not as gentle as the three-finger method. Furthermore, because the entire hand holds down the lid, one can easily burn their hands. In tea arts performances, it is often used by many gentlemen.

The main point of this method is to adjust the size of the cover opening, press the cover button with your thumb, and hold the bottom of the cover bowl with your other fingers. The direction of the cover is facing yourself, and the cover bowl is brought vertically. Then you can take out the soup.

This technique for scooping bowls is simple and can be mastered with one hand, giving a sense of gallantry and grandeur. It is mainly used by men.

Cover the cup with a tea towel when brewing tea to avoid burning your fingers.

Cover bowl selection

The distance between the bowl body and the lid is narrow, so tea easily spills over, and the heat around the bowl mouth will increase, scalding your hands. Wide-mouthed bowls and teacups won’t have this problem.

Water should not be consumed in excessive amounts.

After placing the tea leaves into the teacup, pour water into it until it covers the tea leaves. Don’t add too much as it may be too hot to handle.

Out-maneuvering technique

The gesture of taking the lid off the bowl should not be biased or crooked. Let the tea slowly flow out along the public cup, so that the soup will not touch your hands and won’t scald. The lid of the bowl and public cup should be vertical, and your fingers don’t need to grip the edge of the lid too hard. The harder you try, the more tense you become; relax a little.

The benefits of steeping tea in a bowl are that it allows the flavor of the tea to be fully extracted, as well as allowing for a larger amount of leaves to steep in the same container. Additionally, steeping tea in a bowl creates an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

A covered bowl is suitable for brewing any tea, there is no tea that a covered bowl cannot brew, unlike glass cups which are only suitable for green tea while other teas are not recommended. Purple clay pots are not suitable for green tea, and due to its double air hole structure it can easily absorb the flavor of the tea; therefore, if you like to drink many kinds of tea, you should use different pots for each kind. But if you use a covered bowl, the porcelain does not absorb the taste; as long as there is one covered bowl at home, with slight adjustments in step according to the nature of the tea, any kind of tea can be brewed.

The glaze of a porcelain cover bowl is tight, although it cannot help improve the taste of tea, it can most faithfully express the merits and demerits of tea. Whenever encountering a new tea, it is best to try brewing with a cover bowl several times, understand the nature of the tea through comparison, then use a purple sand pot appropriately to promote the advantages of tea and conceal its shortcomings by brewing skillfully.

Brewing tea with a lid bowl requires the least amount of teaware. All you need is a lid bowl, a kettle and some tea leaves, and you can make a good cup of tea. However, if you are particular about your teaware, you can add an official cup, a tea tray, tea cups and more. In short, brewing tea with a lid bowl is flexible and can be elaborate or simple.

For environmentalists, this is enough reason to choose a covered bowl when making tea, as it saves water. Making the same amount of tea with a purple clay pot will require twice the water compared to using a covered bowl.