Teapots 

A good tea is the icing on the cake to a raw material of first quality - in this case, the tea or infusions prepared in the traditional way and with natural and organic products, no additives – and water without gas, from a good source and in the amount and temperature just, say sommeliers of tea, are the keys to prepare a good tea.

According t...

A good tea is the icing on the cake to a raw material of first quality - in this case, the tea or infusions prepared in the traditional way and with natural and organic products, no additives – and water without gas, from a good source and in the amount and temperature just, say sommeliers of tea, are the keys to prepare a good tea.

According to match in to explain all of them, or, at least, the vast majority, it's not worth any tea to develop a tea - being the porcelain preferred by them - but, for example, teapots made of porcelain are the best for extracting all the flavor of chinese teas and the less porous, for their part, are the most appropriate to produce teas of Indian background.

One of the things that coincide in pointing out the sommeliers of tea is that, in order not to mix the flavors and remove all of the essence of each of them when taken, shall not be used the same tea, at least not, if it has not been washed before (later we will explain how to do this).

So, you see, behind a teapot, there are many stories and secrets. Precisely, with the origin or the history of teapots we want to begin the next point. Do you accompany us?

History of teapots

Such is the importance and tradition of the tea in the tea processing, there are even historical, and that have great economic value, as is the case of tea of mud Yixing, one of the most famous in China, which was produced during the years of the Sung Dynasty (960 and 1279 our era).

Centuries later, specifically in the NINETEENTH century, would come to Europe, where he would make famous, but the quality of these last would not be the same as the original, because of the Sung Dynasty were made with the famous purple clay from the region of china Yixing.

You're probably thinking, “but there were no teapots in Europe up until that time?”. Yes, yes they existed, but they were not of that we speak, but in the SEVENTEENTH century, and from the hand of the Emperor Kang Xi, it would arrive to the old continent, known as the teapots of Yixing and that became especially famous in Portugal, Holland and Germany.

Such was the success of these kettles, that the evolution of the same in Europe was really fast. If at the beginning they were small, round, and from China, were the artisans English which, in view of the success of the same, they started to manufacture their own models, in a land where tea is also sacred: the business was insured.

And so it was: they left aside the mud, to make them in porcelain. A material that, as has been shown, it is best to prepare a good tea, according to the standards of experts in the field. In addition, although in the beginning represented in the same had the symbols mythological creatures chinese, little by little they were imposing the drawings, neoclassical and rococo.

Today, there are almost as many types and styles of teapots, such as tastes. However, preparing the tea in each one of them has nothing to see and, as we said at the beginning, the experts advise you to use one or the other, depending on the type of tea being prepared.

Types of tea

The list is broad but can be broken down into three large blocks: teapots according to your material and teapots according to their origin.

  • Material: although there are probably many more, the most demanded are those of porcelain, ceramic, iron and glass. Each of them has different characteristics, but all are perfect to prepare a good tea, always and when you take into account the elements that we mentioned at the beginning of this text: quality, quantity and temperature of the water; quality of the raw materials and the time to stop preparing and resting the infusion.
  • By its mode of use: in this section, the options are even greater, but the most sold are the powerfor their comfort; the induction by being the plates of cuisine that are more used in recent years and, finally, the plunger and the filter, for those who wish to prepare in a sophisticated way, but this shall not prevent also be easy to use.
  • Origin: as we have said so far, the tea pots began in China and are often of earthenware or porcelain, but it is not the only country where the tea part of the tradition, so that they are also very famous teapots japanese, which are of iron, bajitas, and oval; the arabs, which tend to be produced in steel and silver , and the of the India, which are usually of bronze.

How to choose tea

Just as each type of tea has specific characteristics, the same thing happens with the teapots. Why and also although you can do with them, simply due to the fact that you like a or a type of them in particular, what is true is that yes, there are certain aspects that you should take into account if you really want to make a good tea.

In the case that you are the people who, usually, take black tea or infusions, the most recommended option are the teapots of ceramic or porcelain. Why? Because it is the best preserved of the heat. Yes, when you go to take a tea or a hot infusion, I recommend first, that hot a little more water than you're going to need and, secondly, for you to pour a little of that excess water and already hot in the kettle, so it heats up and again to throw. The second time you throw the water, then, yes, that is the go to tea with the black tea or the infusion that you have chosen.

If you are more green tea or white tea, in this case, the teapots of glass are a good option, as it is teas that do not require that the water is kept at high temperatures. To do so, the tea could be damaged. Hot yes (70 degrees), but not to the temperature that you need to black tea (100 degrees).

And we got the teapots clay. These, unlike the two mentioned so far, could be for any type of tea, especially if we talk about those from the chinese region of Yixing, developed, as we have already said, in clay dwelling-place. That is why this type of teapots have been around the world, by the porosity of the same. Precisely, from this country, are the black teas and oolong that are prepared in this kind of teapots.

Teapots of cast iron, traditional in Japan, are ideal for green teas japanese, as the Sencha green tea or the teas of Three Years, Bancha and Kukicha. Are teapots that retain perfectly the heat, so that, as in the case of the teapots out of clay, they may also be used for infusions or black teas.

Cleaning of the kettle

What do you talk about how you should clean a teapot? Because what many people don't know is that, despite the strength of many of these teapots in which the material with which they are made is concerned, the conservation of their characteristics, are not so. But, oh, quiet! I'm not going to say anything complicated.

In fact, once more and as it happens in many aspects of the tea, the subject matter experts do not always agree, but what is certain is that many agree that the best thing to wash a teapot and keep it, it is rinsed off with just water. Why? The soap may leave residues and this is reflected in the taste of the tea.

One of the problems of the teapots is that, in general, the majority of people use hard water to make your tea (the water from the faucet, to understand each other) and they usually have traces of lime and other substances that make it necessary to use other products, but always natural.

For example, you can put some water on to boil, fill your teapot halfway and the other half filled with white vinegar and let it boil for 20 minutes, enough time for the tartar accumulated to evaporate.

You can do the same thing, but using lemon juice, which has very similar properties to the vinegar to clean the kettles or bicarbonate of sodium, with which you will make a paste along with the water. After this time, re-clean it only with water so that no traces of the baking soda.

Whatever your mode of cleaning, take care always of your tea and, of course, from time to time...it incorporates some of the new teapots that we're proposing ;) !

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