• by vinux

People often comment on tea leaves but pay little attention to the utensils for making tea. However, as containers are the fathers of tea, the impact of teaware on the soup cannot be ignored. Different kinds of teaware made from different materials and shapes should be selected according to different types of tea leaves. Today, I will share with you some tips on choosing teaware!

Select tea utensils of different degrees of coarseness according to the degree of fermentation of the tea.

The lower the degree of fermentation of the tea, the more suitable it is for delicate vessels, such as green tea with the lowest degree of fermentation, which is suitable for celadon or glassware, oolong is suitable for finer purple clay, and black tea is best used with coarse pottery or coarser purple clay.

This is because the finer the texture, the more easily it can reflect the warmth and mellowness of tea that has been fermented at a low level or not at all. For vessels with coarser textures, they can absorb the smell of old tea, helping to disperse its turbidity.

Choose different thicknesses of tea ware according to the amount of aroma.

The stronger the aroma of tea, such as oolong tea, the finer the purple sand should be chosen to protect the aroma from dissipating. On the other hand, teas with an aroma contained in the tea soup, represented by Pu’er tea, are better suited for choosing coarser purple sand.

According to the degree of old or tenderness of tea leaves, different types of teaware with different heights should be selected. The older the tea is, the more resistant to stewing. Therefore, it is suitable to select deep and high teaware such as Hando and Qin Quan from purple sand ware. This can bring out the excellent quality of aged tea. For tender tea like green tea, it is suitable to select coverless or shallow teaware so that young buds will not be damaged by stewing.

When you are unable to choose specific tea ware, a lid cup will never go wrong.

The degree of controlling the lid of the bowl is high, it can be loose or tight to accommodate different teas with different levels of maturity and fermentation. By looking at the color of the soup, one can judge the concentration of tea soup and decide when to pour out.

There are many styles of tea sets, so how to evaluate the quality of a set? Generally speaking, we should consider its practical value first and then its appreciation value, i.e. the beauty of its appearance. Taking the kettle as an example, we should pay attention to the following points: proper ratio of volume and weight; convenient handle; smooth joint around the lid; smooth water flow from the spout; tasteful color and pattern that is not vulgar; combination of practicality and artistry that forms harmony. Only then can it be considered as a perfect tea set. Tea drinking emphasizes mood and it is only by selecting corresponding tea sets that we can bring out the fragrance and taste of the tea itself!