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1. Teapot: Pour out boiling water from the teapot and place tea leaves into the teapot. Then pour boiled water into the teapot for brewing.
2. Teacup: Put in a proper amount of sugar or honey into the cup before pouring tea into it, stirring until completely dissolved.
3. Teaspoon: Place one teaspoon of tea leafs into a cup, then pour boiled water to brew for about two minutes.
4. Tea strainer: Put tea leaves in the strainer and place it at the lip of a cup or a pot before pouring hot water over it to extract flavors from the tea leaves.
5. Gaiwan (lidded bowl): Put in tea leaves inside gaiwan and add boiling water just enough to submerge them. Cover with lid after ten seconds, then strain using either its lid or a separate strainer while serving in cups or other vessels
6. Kettle: Fill with cold water and bring to boil before making tea in teapots or cups with lids that can be sealed tight when necessary
7. Heat-Resistant Glass: Wash glass with hot water before adding cold water to warm up the glass as well as to rinse off any impurities on its surface
8. Tea Bowl: Add two teaspoons of tea leaves into bowl first, followed by pouring boiling water into it, then drink directly from bowl afterwards
9. Yixing Clay Teapot: Place inside this pot some dry tea leaves before filling up halfway with hot water so that its color won’t change due to heat shock
10. Cup Warmer: Place this warmer on top of saucer before pouring hot liquid such as coffee or tea on it for keeping drinks warm for longer periods of time
11. Tea Tray: Used mainly for catching dripped drops during preparation process so it can be used again without having to clean every time
12. Gong Fu Tea Set: A set used by Chinese people which consists of several different components such as a teapot, faircup and small pitcher
13 Ceramic Cup & Saucer : Cup used mainly for drinking while saucer is used mainly for holding spoons during preparation
14 Frothing Pitcher : Used mainly froth milk before adding onto other types of drinks like cappuccino
This article introduces you to the usage of fourteen types of tea sets, including water boilers, tea cans, tea needles, tea ships, tea seas, teacups, tea strainers, lid bowls, tea trays, tea rules, tea clamps, tea towels, teaspoons and tea lotuses.
The usage of tea strainer: The tea strainer is used to put tea leaves into the teapot and it is usually made of bamboo.
2. The use of tea strainer: also known as “tea fork”, the function of the tea strainer is the same as that of a tea spoon, which can scoop out tea dregs from the pot. It is also often used to scoop up teacups for washing to prevent scalding and keep hygiene.
Usage of Tea Towel: Also called as “Tea Cloth”, the main purpose of a tea towel is to dry the teapot and any residue water on the bottom before making tea. It can also be used to wipe up tea spilled on surfaces.
Usage of Teacups: There should be various kinds and sizes of teacups. Different types of tea should be served in different types of teacups. In recent years, it has become more popular to smell the scent of fresh tea with aroma cups while drinking the tea. According to the shape and color of the teapot, choose an appropriate teacup for a beautiful combination. For easy appreciation of the color of tea soup and easy cleaning, glazing is best for the inside surface of the cup, with white or light colors being preferred. Requirements for cups include comfortable gripping, carrying, sipping and drinking.
Usage of teapot: The container to hold the teapot, fill the tea leaves into the teapot, pour in boiling water, pour into the teapot, and then pour boiling water from above the teapot to warm it. The boiled water used for pouring can also be used to wash tea cups. Also called tea pool or pot holder, its commonly used functions are mainly: to hold hot water to heat cups, to hold overflow tea water from the kettle and keep warm.
Instructions for using a tea sea: A tea sea, also known as a tea bowl or a gongdao cup, is used to make sure the tea liquid in individual cups has consistent concentration. After soaking the tea leaves in water to the desired strength, pour the mixture into the tea sea and then ladle it evenly into individual cups. You can also put a strainer on top of the tea sea to filter out any sediment and powder. When you don’t have a specialized tea sea, you can use a teapot instead. Its general function is to contain pre-soaked tea liquid and dispense it evenly between each cup while settling out sediment.
The use of teaspoons: Teaspoons are also known as “tea scoops”, shaped like a soup spoon and therefore called teaspoons. Their main purpose is to scoop out the tea leaves from the boiled teapot. After the tea has been brewed, it often fills up the teapot tightly, and since the mouth of the general teapot is not large, it is inconvenient and unsanitary to scoop out the tea leaves with one’s hands, so teaspoons are used.
Usage of Tea Strainer: The function of a tea strainer is similar to that of a teapot or a teapot lid, as they are all used for brewing tea. However, the tea strainer is also useful for appreciating the beauty of tea. Its main purpose is to transfer the tea leaves from the teapot to the pot. It can be made of bamboo, which is both practical and art alike. If there’s no tea strainer available, you can use a thick piece of paper folded into the shape of a strainer.
Usage of Tea Strainer: Place the tea strainer on top of the teapot when making tea, so that the tea can be poured into the pot without any leaves falling outside.
Instructions for using a Cover Bowl: A Cover Bowl, also known as a Cover Cup, consists of three parts: the tea bowl, lid and saucer. Place three grams of tea into the bowl, add water, cover it and let it steep for five to six minutes before drinking. This method of making tea usually only requires one brew; at most two brews can be made.
Use of Tea Tray: A tray used to hold tea cups or other tea sets, to collect the tea water flowed out or poured out during the process of making tea. It can also be used as a plate for holding tea cups. Tea trays come in plastic and stainless steel, with various shapes such as round and rectangular.
How to Use a Tea Strainer: The purpose of a tea strainer is to clear the inner network (hive) of a teapot to keep the water flowing smoothly.
The usage of a water boiler: In ancient times, the water boiler for making tea was a wind furnace. The most common ones now are alcohol lamps and electric kettles. In addition, there are gas stoves and electronic water heaters, while I use an automatic electric stove.
The use of tea canisters: The canister used to store tea must be free from any odours, airtight and light proof. Materials include tinplate, stainless steel, tin alloy and ceramic.
Above are the 14 types of tea utensils and their use methods provided by Chinese Pu’er Tea Network!