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Water is the father of tea, and utensils are the mother of tea.
Brew different tea with different teaware.
The tea flavor and texture bring out a kind of emotion as well.
Which teapot would you choose to be with you?
Let’s hear what everyone has to say.
Regularly idle people, etc.
From my personal experience, the water boiled in a golden pot is thickest and most delicious.
Boiling water in a silver pot is the most fragrant, boiling water in an iron pot has a unique taste of gold and stone, and boiling water in a copper pot is the sweetest.
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Be careful of the impurities in cast iron when boiling water with a cast-iron teapot, as it may cause secondary pollution to the water.
I personally feel that the silver teapot is better.
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Feeling good is most important; tools are just an aid.
Like the best.
No, deep blue is not black.
What tea to watch out for?
White tea, green tea, and flower tea cannot be brewed in purple sand teapots.
It cannot be generalized for the good or bad of tea utensils. Each has its own value. Different types of tea utensils are suitable for different types of tea. Let’s talk about the characteristics and suitable teas of several kinds of tea utensils.
First, Cast Iron Kettle
Iron kettle culture first originated in Japan and can be traced back to the Edo period, which is several hundred years ago. It has been gaining popularity again since 2012. Iron kettles available on the market may not all be from Japan; most of them are made in Taiwan or mainland China using either manual or mold making techniques, and their prices vary significantly with some costing hundreds of yuan while others costing tens of thousands.
Most of the cast iron teapots on the market adopt traditional patterns such as small grids, dragon scales, linear patterns, cherry blossoms and other patterns from Japanese southern ironware. The color is simple and the pattern is delicate and antique. The reason why cast iron teapots have once again become popular is also due to tea drinkers’ recognition of its health value—when brewing tea in an iron teapot, the burning flame will release divalent iron ions that are easily absorbed by the human body, which can play a certain role in supplementing iron. Tea drinkers reflect that iron components can make water more flexible and restore tea fragrance. Therefore, in the eyes of tea drinkers, cast iron teapots have both practical and collection values.
Maintenance: It is about regular use. Use a tea towel to wipe when there is still residual warmth in the pot, and with time the outside of the pot will emit a natural luster.
Tea pairing: Tea drinkers usually do not put tea leaves directly into an iron teapot, but use it to improve the quality of water before brewing tea.
Second, Silver Kettle
The handmade silver kettle not only has exquisite craftsmanship beyond reproach, but also has a bright and colorful luster, luxurious atmosphere and texture. It shows nobility, elegance and gorgeousness. It is a pure silver tea set craft with both the original color of gold and silver and the noble artistic appreciation value. The handmade silver kettle is usually customized treasures for royal families due to its rare metal material characteristics. Its exquisite craftsmanship, shining luster, luxurious atmosphere and texture show unparalleled dignity and also reflect the quality of life and artistic taste of its owner. Handmade silver kettle has a thousand-year tradition of manual craftsmanship which perfectly manifests the exquisite craftsmanship of silver. Silver manual crafts have been passed down for thousands of years, and silver kettles are outstanding representatives.
Silver pots can also release silver ions, which have antibacterial and disinfectant effects. As long as there is five hundred millionths of silver ions in one liter of water, it is enough to make bacteria unable to survive. Drinking water stored in a silver pot can keep for several months without corruption. Silver ions not only can kill more than 60 kinds of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, but also can promote detoxification and health maintenance in human body, accelerate metabolism and enhance resistance to diseases. Silver ions can also balance the central nervous system of the human body, thereby achieving a calming effect. In addition, using the conductive and heat-conducting functions of silver can quickly dredge up the human blood vessels and biological circuits, quickly relieving local pain, and treating various diseases in the brain, joints, viscera and other parts of electricity and heat concentration areas in the human body.
Boiling water in a silver pot can make the water quality softer and thinner. The ancients called it “as if gauze water”, which means that the water quality is soft, thin, smooth and slippery like silk gauze. In addition, it is clean and tasteless, and its thermochemical properties are stable, not easy to rust, and will not contaminate the tea soup with strange odors. Silver has the most outstanding heat conduction among all metals, which can quickly disperse the heat of blood vessels, so it can effectively prevent various cardiovascular diseases.
Maintenance Method: After each use, wipe off the moisture and gently wipe with a soft dry cloth. Silver tea ware will turn black if used for a long time, which is a result of its high purity and won’t affect normal use. If discoloration occurs or there is dirt during usage, use a silver polishing cloth to lightly polish with silver powder. Due to the softness of silver, deformation or scratches will be left if it is squeezed or hit by hard objects, so please take care! The best water level should remain between 80-90% of the teapot capacity; otherwise boiling water will overflow and completely damage the heating coil as well as cause other unnecessary dangers. Do not heat the silver pot without water to avoid part of the welding being damaged by high temperature.
Matching Teas: Suitable for brewing all kinds of teas, including pu’er, oolong, tieguanyin, jinjunmei, longjing, yiyang black tea and so on.
Third, Purple Clay Pot
Purple clay pot is a type of pottery that originated in China. It is made from purple clay found in certain areas and is renowned for its unique texture, color, and glaze. It has been used for centuries as an important part of Chinese culture and continues to be appreciated by collectors around the world today. Purple clay pots are often used for brewing tea, making soups, or just as a decorative piece. They can also be used to cook food over a fire or wood stove.
Purple sand teapots are the most excellent of pottery teaware. They have become famous in the early Northern Song Dynasty for their simple, generous, and rustic yet elegant characteristics. The shapes include bamboo knots, lotus root, pine segments, and imitations of ancient bronze ware of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. It became extremely popular during the Ming Dynasty.
Due to its firing temperature between 1000-1200°C, the texture of purple clay is dense and does not leak with invisible pores. It can absorb tea juice, so that it becomes more natural in color over time. Moreover, the tea brewed inside will penetrate into the teapot, making it full of tea flavor.
Currently, the purple sand on the market is mainly from Fujian, Yixing and Taiwan. In fact, Fujian purple sand also uses Yixing sand, just processed in Fujian. Among them, the pottery sand of Taiwanese purple sand is relatively delicate, different from the purple sand produced in other two places. Compared with them, it is more suitable for making Oolong tea. The price of the pot varies from one hundred to thousands of yuan.
Maintenance Method: Although Purple Sand is afraid of oil, dirt and more afraid of falling, if it is bought and not used, it will seriously affect its color and luster, and it is not conducive to its preservation and appreciation. In the circle, the experts say “the life of Purple Sand is in the sea of tea, and if it cannot serve tea, Purple Sand will lose its glory.” This shows that “nurturing” teapots is the correct way to collect Purple Sand.
Pairing of Tea Types: It is generally believed that partially fermented teas like oolong tea used in Taiwan and Iron Guanyin can best express the characteristic tea flavor.
Some people pursue the perfection and refinement of good tea with tea wares.
Some people believe that simplicity is the true nature of tea.
Actually, everyone has their own cup of tea to drink.
No matter if it is elegant or simple,
Happiness is the meaning of this cup of tea.
True happiness is enjoying everything you have in freedom.
Instead of pursuing what others may call happiness.