What is the difference in taste about Making tea in different teapots?


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What is the difference in taste about Making tea in different teapots?

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Nov 26, 2019, 2:25 am

I have some green tea at home. I usually like to drink them very much. I heard that the tea leaves made with different teapots have different flavors. Is this true? Does anyone know that these teapots are suitable for making tea? chinaclayteapot.com

Editado: Nov 26, 2019, 3:10 am

I think the different taste is mostly due to the size of the teapot. The small teapots gives you just one cup at a time and you typically use the leaves several times. I have several of the small teapots (mostly because the first couple of pots annoyed me in one way or another). But most of the time I make a large pot of tea and pour it into a thermo bottle for convenience.

ETA of course there are also some kinds of teapots that you should never use, i.e.

Editado: Nov 28, 2019, 7:25 am

I have a couple of these but haven't used them enough to say. The idea is somewhat like that of a cast iron pan. Over time, the pot will absorb tea flavor and essence and will make better ad better tea as it's used. I was told when I bought mine to only use one type of tea because otherwise the flavour will end up strange. I have one pot for earl grey and one for genmaicha.

I think there's also something about its use in a tea ceremony, but my source is an episode of Sherlock so can't really say for sure there. ;). It involves flooding the pot so the tea goes down the side and over time the pot gets a rich shiny patina.

I've never really noticed much difference with tea in other pots, but I do have my mom's habit of never using soap in a tea pot unless it's stainless steel.

Nov 26, 2019, 4:13 am

IMHO a teapot should
- make it easy to brew the tea
- make it easy to pour the tea without spilling tea all over
- avoid adding extra flavour to the tea

And if possible it shouldn't be an eyesore or a nuisance. I'm not really fond of teapots that look cute and spill tea all over me when I try to use them. I think the chinaclayteapot.com teapots look fine, but I'd like to see and even better to try one in action before buying.

Nov 26, 2019, 7:06 am

>2 bnielsen: Thanks for that link. Love the bibliography at the bottom.