It could appear as if teapots have been round so long as tea itself, however that is not really the case.  We all use them, however have you learnt once they originated? Let’s get somewhat deeper into the historical past of teapots.

Teapot History- Song Dynasty to Ming Dynasty

Teapots might not have been round so long as the tea steeped in them, however the design continues to be fairly historic.  We must look to Chinese tea historical past to be taught extra about teapots, because the leaves themselves formed the necessity for a steeping vessel.During the Song dynasty (960-1279) tea leaves weren’t processed they manner they’re right now. Leaves have been steamed, floor, and molded into brick varieties. In order to arrange the tea, items of the brick have been damaged off and boiled in cooking vessels.

A little later throughout this time interval tea was pulverized into powder kind and whisked, identical to matcha. Since the leaves have been both boiled or whisked, a teapot-like vessel wasn’t wanted. Porcelain was invented within the Tang dynasty (618-907) and was largely the fabric used for tea cups and bowls used for tea, however teapots hadn’t been in use but.You could also be considering you have seen teapots from this time interval in books or museums, however these have been almost definitely ewers used for water or wine. The form of those vessels will play an essential position, nevertheless.

It seems that the teapot was created throughout the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) when adjustments in tea processing fashion led to steeping free leaf tea. From the e book The True History Of Tea:

Instead of the age-old customized of steaming the leaves, the monks on Songluo Mountain in Anhui province found that stir-roasting them in a dry sizzling wok improved the colour, perfume, and taste of the completed tea.

Tea manufacturing within the Wuyi mountains used the brand new methodology the Songluo monks created, and after a lot trial and error semi-oxidized oolong teas have been born. The free leaves wanted a vessel for delicate brewing, as a way to extract the best physique and taste of the tea. Through this necessity, the teapot was born.

Teapot History- Yixing 
Small teapots resembling the ewers I discussed earlier have been developed within the metropolis of Yixing, in Jiangsu province of China round 1500. It appears doubtless that the water and wine vessels have been used as a mannequin for tea.

If you are a Yixing pot collector you recognize the vessels are created from reddish or purple ‘zisha’ clay (zisha interprets to ‘purple sand pot’). The clay has a particular mineral composition that makes it very best for brewing tea, and creates a porous materials good for capturing the essence of the tea. The teapots have been very small (and nonetheless are right now), made for private use. Small porcelain cups have been used to sip with, however I’ve additionally seen point out of individuals consuming straight from the teapot’s spout. I would like to present this a strive! Maybe at residence when nobody is trying…

It’s really powerful to say for sure if teapots have been actually created in 1500, as the good James Norwood Pratt argues within the New Tea Lover’s Treasury:

It strains credulity to imagine so ingenious a individuals because the Chinese by no means thought to brew tea of their so-called wine ewers.

That is sensible, does not it? Since teapots look a lot like an ewer, would not somebody have thought to make use of one for tea earlier than 1500? But, I’ll depart that for Norwood to debate.
Teapot History- Western Europe and Beyond
Once Chinese porcelain began making its solution to European international locations (to be taught extra concerning the historical past of European porcelain you’ll be able to try my previous post), Europeans could not get sufficient of the attractive porcelain. They raced to determine find out how to create their very own porcelain, which ultimately led to designing teapots and different teaware.



The pots initially exported to Europe have been small with straight spouts, much like the Yixing types. The giant porcelain and silver types seen right now got here a lot later, when tea consuming turned a part of  the European life-style.

There is a lot extra to be taught and talk about about teapot historical past and design, nevertheless it’ll must be saved for later posts. Next time you employ a teapot take into consideration the way it developed and the place it got here from. Maybe also have a sip from the spout!

19 Lessons On Tea: Become an Expert on Buying, Brewing, and Drinking the Best Tea

£8.16  in stock
4 new from £8.16
3 used from £ 3.23
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

Author27Press
BindingPaperback
Brand27press
EAN9780988770508
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9780988770508
Edition1
ISBN0988770504
Item DimensionsHeight: 781; Length: 506; Weight: 27; Width: 27
Label27Press
Manufacturer27Press
MPNblack & white illustrations
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages118
Package DimensionsHeight: 27; Length: 781; Weight: 40; Width: 506
Package Quantity1
Part Numberblack & white illustrations
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2012-12-12
Publisher27Press
Release Date2012-12-12
Studio27Press
Title19 Lessons On Tea: Become an Expert on Buying, Brewing, and Drinking the Best Tea

Aneco 100 Pieces Smoothie Straws Clear Mixed Color 10mm x 210mm Large Plastic Drinking Straws Bubble Tea Jumbo Straws for Milkshakes, Fruit Shakes

£5.99  in stock
1 new from £5.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Package includes: each pack contains 100 pieces of colored jumbo straws, each one is 10mm/0.39 inch in diameter and 210mm/8.26 inches in length; note, the error quantity is within 5 pieces, and the colors are random
  • Material: the straws are made from food-grade PP with sturdy quality, they are not easy to break, bend or deform; with no BPA, they are safe and non-toxic, easy for you to keep for a long time, suitable for adults and kids to use
  • The straw has a wide diameter and is ideal for milkshakes, bubble tea and other drinks with particles, the straw won't deform in drinks, suitable for both hot and cold drinks
  • Uses: we provide you with large quantity of straws that suitable for large groups of people to drink milk shakes, smoothies; the straws are nice supplies for cold drinks stores, fast food restaurants, schools and family parties, etc.
  • Design: straws are wide and long, clean and wide and are great for different drinks, even for those who have some fruit particles inside, with which you can enjoy delicious strawberries or other fruits inside the cups

Tea and Tea Drinking (Shire Library)

£7.99
£5.60  in stock
7 new from £2.74
8 used from £ 2.62
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

Party Bargains Bubble Tea Straws | BPA-Free & Reusable Assorted Bright Colors Drinking Straw | Perfect for Milkshake, Boba, Juices & more | Jumbo Pack Cocktail Drinking Straws | 100 Count

£2.99  in stock
2 new from £2.99
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • ✅ Thick & Great Size Bar Straws: Extra wide straws measures 10 millimeter thick and 9 inches long that are perfect for your morning protein shakes, ice-coffee and smoothie. No more struggle sipping small chunks that stuck from any of your favorite drinks. Perfect size coloured straws for the perfect gulp.
  • ✅ Sturdy & High Quality Chunky Straws: Strong and it won't easily split down in the middle, these jumbo drinking straws are well-made and excellent to use as cake rods, on your favorite Boba tea or cut them down for your toddlers when using their little cups.
  • ✅ Multi Colored: Colorful and fun large plastic thick straws, suitable to use when you're having a simple family gathering, friends coming over or just enjoying your favorite fruits or vegetable shake after workout. Recyclable and FDA approved so you're safe to use these jumbo smoothie straws in any occasion.
  • ✅ Convenient & Multi-functional Colourful Straws: Thicker and bigger long drinking straws, so it's hassle-free to use savoring your green smoothie, ice-coffee, bubble tea or even your fave cocktails. You can utilize these not only nipping your drinks, but also use this as a hair curler, art projects for DIY's and more, disposable yet can be reused many times in different ways.
  • ✅ Great Value for Your Money: If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return the item for a full refund, no questions asked. 100% 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

YOUBETTER 100Pcs Mixed Color Large Drinking Straws For Bubble Tea Smoothie Milkshake Party

£2.89  in stock
2 new from £2.89
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Perfect for bubble tea or smoothies
  • These color jumbo drinking straws are perfect for milk, shakes, or your favorite smoothie
  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: Approx. 21cm x 1cm
  • Package included: 100 x Drinking Straws

2014 Wall Calendar Russian Tea Drinking 100x70 Cm

 out of stock
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

BindingOffice Product
BrandMednyy Vsadnik
EAN0797698118055
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0797698118055
LabelMednyy Vsadnik
ManufacturerMednyy Vsadnik
MPNKR2014003
Package Quantity1
Part NumberKR2014003
Product GroupOffice Product
Product Type NameOFFICE_PRODUCTS
PublisherMednyy Vsadnik
StudioMednyy Vsadnik
Title2014 Wall Calendar Russian Tea Drinking 100x70 Cm
UPC797698118055
UPC ListUPC List Element: 797698118055

Stainless Steel Boba Straws 5 Pcs, [Extra Wide ] Reusable Smoothie Straws (12MM) - Great for Bubble & Boba Tea, Milkshakes, Multi-Colored Metal Drinking Straws by YANGTE

£10.99
£6.99  in stock
1 new from £6.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Smoothie Straws - StrawsThe product contains 5 colored metal straws (rose gold, colorful, blue, gold, black), straw size 215*12mm. Two cleaning brushes, one black storage bag - Drinking Straws Great use for Bubble & Boba Tea, Milkshakes
  • Stainless Steel Straws - Made of food grade stainless steel ,FDA approved premium stainless steel metal straws, BPA FREE, Lead Free and Eco-friendly. dishwasher safe and will not rust, bend or scratch.Ideal for everyday home use, different colors can be well differentiated
  • Metal Straws - healthly, reusable colorful straws , no toxic chemicals, no rust. it is time to say "NO" to unhealthy plastic straws! As we know, once plastic meet high temperature, it will release toxic substances, which is poisonous to our body.
  • Reusable Straws - Easy to Clean with 2Pcs scrub Brush,Featuring a stainless steel handle and nylon bristles, the brush is of the perfect size for these straws, also suitable for cleaning cups and bottles
  • Extra Wide Straw - Provide Worry-free Shopping Service with 100% Money-back Warranty. If you feel any odor and taste from straws, please contact us anytime and refund anytime!

Notebook: Funny and Cute Tea Drinking Planner / Organizer / Lined Notebook (6" x 9")

£4.99  in stock
4 new from £4.64
1 used from £ 4.64
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

AuthorAndrew Garden
BindingPaperback
EAN9781097456772
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9781097456772
ISBN1097456773
Item DimensionsHeight: 900; Length: 600; Weight: 38; Width: 28
LabelIndependently published
ManufacturerIndependently published
Number Of Pages120
Package DimensionsHeight: 28; Length: 900; Weight: 52; Width: 600
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2019-05-14
PublisherIndependently published
Release Date2019-05-14
StudioIndependently published
TitleNotebook: Funny and Cute Tea Drinking Planner / Organizer / Lined Notebook (6" x 9")

IMEEA Tea Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Mugs 220ml for Drinking Tea Coffee Hot Soup Set of 2

£10.90  in stock
2 new from £10.90
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Material: Made of high quality stainless steel, very studry and dishwasher safe.
  • Double Wall Design: The double wall structure works great for hot or cold beverages without transferring the heat or cold to your hands.
  • Sleek Design: This is very unique and nice designed stainless steel mug. They have a nice mirror finish on the surface and a brushed finish on the inside. It is well made so no sharp edges and you can easily drink from it.
  • Perfect for kids: The handle is easy to hold and perfect size for kids to use around the house and for camping, picnicking and traveling, it also can be carried anywhere, which easily fits in backpack.
  • Dimension: Diameter: 2.7 inch (7cm); Height: 3.1 inch (8cm). One year warranty.

Inner Thoughtz: I Might Look Like I'm Listening To You But In My Head I'm Drinking Tea: 100 Page Lined Notebook

£4.65  in stock
2 new from £4.65
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

AuthorInnerThoughtz Publishing
BindingPaperback
EAN9781702116879
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9781702116879
ISBN1702116875
Item DimensionsHeight: 900; Length: 600; Weight: 33; Width: 23
LabelIndependently published
ManufacturerIndependently published
Number Of Pages100
Package DimensionsHeight: 23; Length: 900; Weight: 45; Width: 600
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2019-10-23
PublisherIndependently published
Release Date2019-10-23
StudioIndependently published
TitleInner Thoughtz: I Might Look Like I'm Listening To You But In My Head I'm Drinking Tea: 100 Page Lined Notebook

Kingus Bamboo Tea Cup Water Cup Wooden Cups for Drinking Tea Home Mug Handmade Green Tea Cup

£2.93  in stock
1 new from £2.93
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Bring a piece of nature to your everyday life with this elegant tea cup. Environmentally friendly, sustainable and stylish.
  • Bamboo tableware has good thermal insulation and anti-scald performance ,it cannot frostbite or scald your hands,no matter how cold or hot the water is.
  • It can be use with tea coffee sake milk juice beer wine any any drinks in any occasion, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Creative round appearance, the handle for convenient holding,a present for friends, lover, family.
  • Then every bamboo product is unique and has the visual arts and the value of collection.

Kiemeu Extra Wide Stainless Steel Straws for Bubble Tea or Boba Tea,Large Metal Straws for Thick Slushies and Milkshakes,Reusable Big Straws with Cleaning Brushes,Pack of 4

£5.98
£4.25  in stock
1 new from £4.25
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • ☞ 【Biodegradable Straws,No Pollution!】These metal bubble tea straws are made of high quality stainless steel material.They are totally environment friendly.No pollution!Biodegradable!reusable and durable !Let's get rid of disposable straws!
  • ☞ 【FDA Approved,100%Safe!】These fat boba straws have achieved FDA Certifications,they are Food-grade,BPA Free and 100% Safe.You are welcome to ask us for a copy of the Certifications if you want anytime.
  • ☞ 【Perfect Design,No Worry to Use】These metal large straws for smoothies are thick enough with smooth but blunt edges of the end,so that they would not hurt our mouth.They are suitable for both cold and hot drinks like Smoothies,Milk shakes,Cocktail,Bubble tea,Slushies,Juice,Frappe,blended soups,yogurts and so on.
  • ☞ 【Smooth Surface,Easy to Clean!】Your new large metal straw presents a high glossy looking and is easy to clean with the cleaning brush.These high quality straws are also go in your dishwasher just fine.
  • ☞ 【Low Cost,Ideal Alternative】These bubble straws are cost-effective and ideal alternative for anyone who regularly uses single use plastic straws,fragile glass straws,floppy silicone straws,soggy paper straws and bamboo straws which may easily get mildewed in rainy days.

The One Taste of Truth: Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea

£11.99  in stock
14 new from £7.68
9 used from £ 4.00
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

AuthorWilliam Scott Wilson
BindingPaperback
EAN9781611800265
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9781611800265
Edition1
ISBN1611800269
Item DimensionsHeight: 750; Length: 520; Weight: 54; Width: 70
LabelShambhala Publications Inc
ManufacturerShambhala Publications Inc
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages256
Package DimensionsHeight: 70; Length: 740; Weight: 55; Width: 520
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2013-01-08
PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
Release Date2013-01-08
StudioShambhala Publications Inc
TitleThe One Taste of Truth: Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea

TAOtTAO Stainless Steel Guitar Spoons Rainbow Coffee Tea Spoon Flatware Drinking Tools (Silver)

£1.71  in stock
1 new from £1.71
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • ◇◇◇Stainless Steel Guitar Spoons Rainbow Coffee&Tea Spoon Flatware Drinking Tools
  • ◇◇◇Unique creative appearance, fashion and generous.
  • tableware argon sets union jack party golden spoon holder glasses kids piece toy set blue white shelf black multicolours paper for pizza peel table number holders preserving champagne flutes tondo water jars slate pack gold superhero silver red 50th birthday children yellow plastic purple headphones over ear wireless kindle fire volume limiting ipad bluetooth electric toothbrush heads rechargeable oral b toothbrushes frozen spiderman boys minions with timer sunglasses girls case age strap
  • wood bulk pink picnic heavy duty ket gold long slush clear reusable coffee beans 1kg lavazza kg decaf illy 6kg decaffeinated brown bear arabica grinder grinders electric manual brush cleaning burr andrew james cleaner krups tablets filter paper papers size v60 hario unbleached 02 basket pods dolce gusto nespresso machine tassimo senseo compatible modo mio latte descalers machines descaler solution books with baskets legs cloth black glass garden corner protectors syrup x6
  • spoon spoons rest measuring set wooden plastic necklace straws cutlery holder kitchen silicone red rests ceramic stainless steel white clip purple grey toddler they want my soul the underdog table tea infuser turner tray travel case for drawer tongs baby pack of desert disabled forks knives and lid knife fork clock spatula animals stand cups self feeding soup simon moore storage bag tidy copper rectangular grams magnetic ml uk metal small cooking teaspoon prime adjustable disposable craft trophy

Disposable Paper Coffee Tea Hot Drinking Cups compostable and Biodegradable Cups 8oz - 228ml (100 Pack)

£12.99
£10.98  in stock
2 new from £10.98
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Enjoy high quality disposable paper hot cup perfect for tea, coffee Cappuccino and other hot & cold drinks.
  • Great for everyday use at home, office, party, café kiosks, casual restaurants, catering, food trucks, and take-out.
  • These cups are completely 100% compostable and biodegradable it's made from bamboo paper & lined with plant-based PLA, not plastic.
  • Recyclable disposable made from eco-friendly raw materials that guaranty no leakage & long durability.
  • Pack of 100 228 ml - 8 oz.

Womdee Tea Cup Coffee Mugs, Creative Enamel Handmade Unique Flower Water Cups With Spoon, Chrysanthemum Crystal Glass Flower Cups For Women Valentine's Day Birthday Presents Decoration Wedding Gift

£8.39  in stock
1 new from £8.39
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • [100% Handmade Enamel] - The enamel cups are all made by every highly skilled craftsman, each piece is unique art, never fade as time passed with the elaborate making process.
  • [Elegant Fashion Style] - The glass tea mug has a fashion style and a chrysanthemum flower design. Strong adhesive UV glue combined glass and enamel handle into a special glass cup. Glass material of cup is glittering.
  • [Healthy Life] - High-quality Lead-Free glass materials is a healthier choice over plastic mugs, glass does not discolor, retain smells or leach chemicals into drinks. Let you enjoy healthy lifestyles.
  • [Perfect for Drinking] - Flower teacup can be used for warm or cold tea, coffee, milk, juice, soda water, and vegetable juice or some other daily uses. Easy to clean. This novelty glass mug brings a great fun and good mood.
  • [Ideal Gift for Women] - It suitable for gift giving and household adornment, giving mum, Teachers, and grandma is a good choice. It is a special gift idea for the anniversary, birthday, Christmas, wedding graduation, Valentine's Day, business gift set.

Hurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult - The Sunday Times Bestseller

£12.99
£9.35  in stock
20 new from £8.15
5 used from £ 9.28
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

AuthorKatie Kirby
BindingHardcover
EAN9781473662056
EAN ListEAN List Element: 9781473662056
ISBN1473662052
Item DimensionsHeight: 709; Length: 535; Width: 134
LabelCoronet
ManufacturerCoronet
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages368
Package DimensionsHeight: 173; Length: 709; Weight: 84; Width: 551
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2019-10-03
PublisherCoronet
Release Date2019-10-03
StudioCoronet
TitleHurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult - The Sunday Times Bestseller

100Pcs Clear/Black Plastic Pearls Tea Smoothie Milkshake Shake Drinking Straws Hot Sale

£2.20  in stock
1 new from £2.20
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 27, 2019 7:11 am

Features

  • Brand New and high quality.
  • Perfect for Drinking boba milk tea and milkshake.
  • All milkshake straws pack independently to keep clean.
  • Convenient and easy to use that pull down the opp packing.
  • Material :PP

Source link

Load More By John Richard
Load More In History and Culture

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Hot Oil & Black Tea Treatment | Protective Styles

In this video I’m displaying you guys how I do my Hot Oil Treatment and in addition …