When it comes to selecting the proper teapot to steep your tea in, it might boil down to your choice, however there are actually execs and cons to every kind of pot. There might not be a proper and unsuitable teaware for every tea class, however there are teapots particularly designed for a selected tea kind. There are 4 principal sorts of teapots.
Yixing teapots are greatest for oolong and pu erh teas. They are really helpful for single sourced and unflavored teas equivalent to Art of Tea’s Ti Kuan Yin or Pu-erh Tuo Cha. Over time and utilization, minerals and oils from the yixing affect the flavors of the tea. In truth, the teapot turns into denser after every use, so you’ll be able to ultimately steep tea shorter as a result of the flavors are already absorbed inside the partitions of the yixing. Each yixing should solely be used for one tea as a result of the inside of the pot is unglazed. If you steep Orchid Oolong, it’s best to all the time make that tea in that yixing.
Glass teapots equivalent to the Glass Assam Tea Press or Glass Bell Teapot retain warmth evenly. Since it’s clear, you’ll be able to watch the tea leaves unfurl and decide by shade when to cease steeping. This is the splendid pot for blooming teas however nice for all tea sorts, so you’ll be able to see the leaves unravel and flowers blossom. However, as a result of glass is so delicate, it’s susceptible to breakage and should stain on the spout. To forestall breaking, it is strongly recommended to hand wash. Quality glass teapots are lead free and product of borosilicate glass like the Glass Assam teapots by Bodum.
Ceramic teapots like the Bell Teapot by For Life are excellent for all tea sorts. Ceramic teapots are sturdy and straightforward to clear for meals service. Since the inside is coated or glazed, this teapot is simpler to clear and doesn’t affect the taste of the tea. Ceramic pots additionally retain warmth properly, so they are going to preserve tea heat for an extended time period.
4. Cast Iron
Cast iron teapots retain and keep warmth for a very long time. They have been initially used to maintain scorching water. Cast iron is sweet for all tea sorts as a result of it infuses evenly. The solely draw back is the rim can develop rust additional time. You can clear rust by rubbing a used tea leaf in the rusted space.
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