Choosing the right teapot and knowing how to make the best teapot can be challenging.
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It’s like choosing the proper tea for a special occasion. But not everyone can do this. Our today’s post will help you.
What kind of teapot makes the best tea?
Today’s teapots come in many shapes and colors and are made from many different materials. Therefore, finding a teapot according to your favorite style or style is not too difficult. But along with the type of tea, the ingredients that make the new teapot play a vital role and determine your tea taste. Each element has specific characteristics that are appropriate for different teas.
Here are the types of teapots that help make the best tea that many people choose.
Chinese clay vase
Yixing clay pots are a famous kind of Chinese. It is made from clay from Yanting in Jiangsu province – eastern China. This is one of the traditional Chinese teapots because they are ideal for oolong tea and black tea for the people here.
Its popularity is due to the material’s superior properties, especially its properties. Moreover, they also can absorb a small amount into the tea during the brewing process to create a characteristic aroma. This helps the flavor and color of the tea stay on the kettle.
Porcelain is one of the ingredients commonly used in the art of teapot. Because porcelain is not porous and it retains heat very well and is easy to clean. Hence, porcelain is recommended for white and green teas. It can also be used for any kind of tea.
How many tea bags do you put in a teapot, and How much water you need
|2 cup teapot (16 oz)||2 teaspoons Liquid leaf tea1 tea bag featured2 classic tea bags||340 – 450ml|
|4 cup (32 oz) teapot||4 teaspoons Liquid leaf tea2 featured tea bags4 classic tea bags||680 – 900ml|
Follow These Steps
The brewing process is also the primary determinant of the flavor and quality of the brewed teapot. Please follow the steps below to create a perfect teapot.
Step 1 – Heat the water
In this first step, you should use low mineral water, low chemicals such as mineral water to avoid affecting the tea’s flavor.
You need to boil water. Take care to avoid overheating or reheating the water. This quickly causes the tea to spoil by losing the balance of the elements in the water. Furthermore, the water temperature can also affect the quality of the tea because unfermented green tea will darken if you use the water too hot. Additionally, hot water extracts more tannic acid and causes a bitter taste.
Step 2 – Add tea to the teapot
There are several ways you can add tea to a kettle:
- Herbal teas should be pre-sieved and soaked in water for 5 minutes or longer. It will help prevent the tea grounds from falling in the cup as you pour it, and the tea will taste stronger. Also, green tea, black tea or oolong tea and white tea should also be sifted before adding to the kettle.
- Some teapots have a separate tea leaf holder. This will limit the tea crumbs falling out. So, you just need to put the tea directly into this particular part.
- You can also make your small teabag to store in the kettle because it will help you take out the tea leaves easily after brewing.
Step 3 – Dilute accordingly
Each different tea will have specific dilution instructions for its best flavor and taste.
Step 4 – Remove the leaves from the teapot
In many cases, it is recommended to remove the leaves from the teapot. It can guarantee the intact taste of the tea. For example, Camellia sinensis leaves just need to contact water and will continue to soak and extract more tannins. This is the substance that makes the tea taste bitter.
Step 5 – Enjoy the moment
At this point, you have yourself an excellent cup of tea, and you can enjoy it yourself.
You can also add some favorite flavors to the teapot, such as a drop of fragrant honey, a raspberry jam, or a little milk.
Tasting tea is an art, and you are the artist. You can create your own delicious, quality teapots with just straightforward steps. We hope that our sharing will be useful to you.