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Glass teaware has the characteristics of heat-resistant material, high transparency, original flavor reproduction, elegant shape, easy observation, etc., which is used for making tea, especially for brewing various high-quality famous teas. It has crystal-clear and transparent teaware, misty and clear light green in the cup, buds blooming one by one, standing tall and graceful, pleasing to the eye, with a special charm.
What are the characteristics of glass tea sets?
Glass, known as liuli or liuli in ancient times, is actually a colored translucent mineral product. Although the liuli making technology in China started early, its development was not fast until the Tang Dynasty. With more and more cultural exchanges between China and the West, Western liuli wares were constantly brought in, and Chinese people began to burn liuli tea sets. In modern times, with the rise of glass industry, glass teaware has made great progress. Glass is transparent in texture, strong in plasticity, varied in shape and widely used. When making tea with glass teaware, the up-and-down movement of tea leaves during brewing process and gradual stretching of leaves can be clearly seen by naked eyes. In addition, glass teaware is inexpensive and welcomed by many tea lovers. However, there are also some drawbacks of glass teaware such as fragile texture which easily break; fast heat transfer; easy to scald hands; poor air permeability; deterioration of tea flavor; difficult to keep warm etc.
The characteristics of glass teaware for making tea are:
-Transparency, allowing you to watch the beautiful tea leaves unfurl and brew.
-Delicate, making it a great choice for green teas or other lighter varieties.
-Non-porous, providing superior heat retention compared to ceramic teaware.
-Heatproof, allowing you to pour boiling water directly into the teapot without worry of breaking the glass.
Glass teaware has a transparent texture, shiny and glossy appearance, great malleability and various shapes, thus making it widely used. When brewing tea with glass cups, the bright color of the tea soup and softness of the tea leaves can be seen. The up-and-down movement of the leaves and their gradual unfolding is particularly delightful when high-quality teas are brewed, which presents a crystal clearness in the cup with light fog, clear greenness and buds standing uprightly that evoke pleasant visual enjoyment. Additionally, glass teapots, cups and sea can provide an immediate understanding of the color and brightness of tea soup that cannot be compared to ceramic teawares.
Glass teaware is suitable for brewing which tea?
Glass teaware is mainly suitable for brewing teas such as osmanthus, black tea, green tea, Pu’er tea, fruit tea, health tea and craft flower tea. It has high ornamental value and interesting features. If you enjoy appreciating the color of the brewed tea soup, the shape of the tea leaves and the floating scene of the tea when brewing, glass teaware is your ideal choice.
Flower tea combines the flavor of tea and the scent of flowers. Tea brings out the floral fragrance and floral enhances the taste of tea, which complements each other. Nutrition experts believe that drinking fresh flower tea regularly can regulate nerves, promote metabolism, and improve body immunity. The most suitable for brewing flower tea is a transparent and delicate glass pot with boiling water. During the process of making tea, we can feel the flower tea floating in water, beautiful and graceful, which is a kind of edification and enjoyment to both mind and body, giving us an enjoyment of making tea and touching of tasting it.
Green tea. Green tea is the most common type of tea in China. When brewing green tea in a glass teapot, there are two points to note. First, do not cover the lid of the teapot when brewing green tea; second, the water temperature should not be too high, about 80℃ is enough. This is because green tea is mostly picked from young leaves of tea trees before raining season or Qingming festival. The tender leaves are afraid of high temperature. If the water temperature is too high, it will ruin the leaves.
Additionally, if you choose teaware with a lid, it is not easy to dissipate heat and the tea will become mushy over time, causing the tea soup to become turbid. Using a glass pot to brew green tea can appreciate the bright color of the tea soup and tenderness of the tea leaves. The tea leaves move up and down during the entire brewing process, and the leaves gradually stretch out. Especially for brewing various types of Longjing and Biluochun teas, the teaware is crystal clear, water vapor in the kettle is misty, clear green, buds are standing upright, giving it a special charm.
Lastly, let us talk about black tea. Especially for broken black tea, it is best to use glass teapots to brew, which will make the red and bright tea soup more attractive. Broken black tea belongs to a large volume product in the international tea market. When brewed with herbal or natural spices using a Western-style glass teapot, its aesthetics will be particularly outstanding.
Among many glass tea sets, the most common one is the teacup. Brewing tea leaves in a teacup allows you to appreciate the color of the tea soup, the shape of the tea leaves, and their floating and sinking movements at a glance. Therefore, it is highly appreciable to brew delicate famous teas with glass teacups.