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Generally speaking, to maintain the aroma of flower tea, it can be steeped in a pot and then poured into a porcelain cup. For large-scale red tea and green tea with emphasis on the charm of aroma, it is advised to choose covered pot, cup or bowl; for oolong tea, it should be steeped in purple sand teapot; for broken red tea and Gongfu red tea, both porcelain pot or purple sand pot can be used for steeping and then pour the tea into a white porcelain cup. For exquisite green tea like West Lake Longjing, Dongting Biluochun, Junshan Silver Needle and Huangshan Mao Feng, besides using glass cup as an alternative to brew it, white porcelain cup can also be used.

Ceramic teapot

A teapot is a vessel with a spout used for brewing and pouring tea. Ceramic teapots are types of teapots made from ceramic material.

The teapot is an important part of the tea set, mainly used for making tea, but also directly used in small teapot for making and serving tea. It consists of four parts: lid, body, bottom and foot ring. The lid has holes, buttons, bases and covers. The body has mouth, lip wall, mouth, flow, belly, shoulder and handle (handle / knob). Due to the subtle differences in the handle, cover and bottom shapes of the pot, there are nearly 200 basic shapes of teapots. When making tea, the size of the teapot depends on how many people drink tea. There are many kinds of materials for teapots. The most commonly used ones are purple sand pottery or porcelain teapots.

Glass Teapot

Glass teapots are divided into ordinary glass teapots and heat-resistant glass teapots. Ordinary glass teapot, exquisite and beautiful, the material is ordinary glass, heat resistance is 100 ℃ -120 ℃. Heat-resistant glass teapot, made of high borosilicate glass material, generally hand-blown, low yield rate and more expensive than ordinary glass.

Generally, it is possible to boil directly with direct fire, and the temperature resistance is generally around 150℃. It is suitable for boiling drinks and food such as black tea, coffee, milk, etc., and it is also suitable for steeping various green teas and flower teas with boiling water.

Drinking tea with a porcelain teapot is better than drinking it with a glass cup.

Different teas require different tea sets.

Nowadays, the commonly used tea sets include porcelain, pottery (mainly purple sand pottery), glass and plastic. We often drink oolong tea, flower tea and green tea. If you have three kinds of tea sets in front of you now, they are glass, purple sand and porcelain.

The best way to drink oolong tea is with purple sand teapots. After buying the purple sand teapot, put it in a pot, add some coarse tea leaves, and boil it for half an hour to remove the wax and impurities on the surface of the teapot, making it feel more comfortable. Remember to choose Yixing’s purple sand teapot when drinking oolong tea.

Brewing green tea also requires finesse. Use an uncovered glass cup to brew it and the water temperature should not be too high, around 80°C is usually sufficient. This is because most green tea is harvested before or after Guyu (rainy season) from the tender leaves of tea trees; since they are tender, they are afraid of high temperature. If the water temperature is too high, it would spoil the tea leaves.

When making flower tea, it’s best to use a covered cup for brewing, which produces a better result. Mainly this is to preserve the tea fragrance. The water temperature for flower tea can be slightly higher than that of green tea, around 90-95℃. Once the water has been boiled, cover the cup and steep it for two or three minutes before drinking.