Last Updated on 07/26/2019 by Desmond
Choose the right kinds of teaware is essential for steeping tea, which is a direct effect on the taste of tea. So, how do we choose the right kinds of teaware according to the tea we steep?
Porcelain teaware does not have water absorption property, fired at about 1300℃, can show the color of tea clearly, the performance of heat transfer and insulation is moderate. Porcelain teaware and tea will not occur chemical reaction, tea can get beautiful color and aroma, and the shape of porcelain teawares are beautiful and exquisite, suitable for steeping the tea which is slight fermentation, and a heavy fragrance.
Such as Lapsang black tea and green tea, are both suitable steeping by porcelain teaware. It’s one of the best teawares, which have art appreciation value and collection value at the same time.
Purple Clay teapot is the most famous pottery teaware, which is fired at about the temperature of 1000℃ ~ 1200℃ and has a fine texture. The teapot is covered with small pores invisible to the naked eye. It does not leak, but absorbs tea juice and retains its flavor. The heat transfer is slow so that will not scald hands, and will not be broken even cool down at soon.
Use purple clay teapot to steep tea; the tea will not be cooked, and lose aroma because of the superior insulation performance, keep the real taste of tea.
Purple clay teapot is suitable for steeping Pu ‘er tea and oolong tea. It will be best to use the purple clay teapot which has a large base, so that the tea can fully unfold at the bottom of the teapot, making the tea taste more fragrant.
Besides, purple clay is a kind of natural earth, rich in iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, zinc and other elements, can alkalize water quality, improve human immunity, is very good for health.
The glass teaware is transparent, heat transfer fast and airtight. When the tea is steeped in a glass teapot, the movement of tea leaves up and down during the whole steeping process, the gradual unfolding of the leaves and the color of the tea can be seen clearly.
In addition, the glass does not contain organic chemicals in the process of firing. When people use glass teaware to steep tea or other drinks, they do not need to worry about to drink any chemicals. Moreover, the glass surface is smooth and easy to clean, and bacteria and dirt are not easy to grow on the glass wall.
Green tea, such as Longjing and Biluochun, is suitable to steep with glass teawares. The tea buds are ethereal and graceful, floating up and down, pleasing to the eye and interesting.
Other kinds of teaware
The mainstream teaware also includes bamboo teaware and plastic teaware. Bamboo teaware has been introduced before. Plastic teaware often has peculiar smell, steep with hot water to tea flavor has an impact, unless to the temporary emergency, should not be used for high-quality tea.
In addition, the quality of plastic teacups in today’s market is mixed, with very low credibility, even if the qualified products are also not 100% reliable, so for your own health, it is best not to use plastic teacups.
Cleaning the tea stain on the teaware is very important for health
Scientific research shows that drinking water contains minerals and trace harmful heavy metal ions, such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, etc., when water is heated, is concentrated to a certain degree of these substances will precipitate out. Not long after drinking or steeped tea exposed to air, the tea polyphenols and these metal ions occur oxidation, gives birth to a brown tea stain, attached to the inner wall. The tea stain it contains cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic, and other harmful metals, is the culprit endanger human body health.
So, keep teaware clean is very important to health, but also conducive to the maintenance of teaware.