China’s tea culture has a long history, and there is a lot of attention and knowledge in drinking tea. Although there are many people who drink tea in daily life, if you ask what cup to use for making tea, many people will have no choice. In fact, what cups are used to make tea is different not only in tea culture, but also from a scientific point of view. Now, I will tell you about the particularity and knowledge of making tea, and see what kind of cups are good for making tea.
First, the characteristics of various cups
Ceramic cups: Porcelain cups such as celadon cups, white porcelain cups, pottery tea cups such as purple sand tea cups, these are good cups for making tea, suitable for black tea, Pu’er tea, oolong tea and other tea. A good ceramic tea cup can improve the taste and quality of tea, and better maintain the aroma of tea.
Glass: A transparent glass is also a good tea cup. It is used to brew precious green tea (such as West Lake Longjing, Dongting Biluochun), and you can fully appreciate the color of the tea and the “dance” of the tea. And there is no odor when making tea in a glass cup.
Zisha teapot: Special for oolong tea, green tea for Zisha teapot, Pu’er tea for good Zisha teapot. It should be reminded that it is best not to use black pottery tea sets to make or drink tea, because black pottery contains a lot of lead.
Second, what kind of cup is good for making tea
First of all, it is difficult to say which cup is best for making tea, because the properties of various teas are different, and the cups used are also different. For example, teas with strong aroma and low fermentation (such as green tea, Baozhong tea, Biluochun, fragrant tablets, etc.) should choose cups with higher hardness, such as enamel and glass. Teas with strong taste and high fermentation degree (such as oolong tea, Tieguanyin, Pu’er tea, etc.) should be brewed in pots with lower hardness, such as ceramics and purple sand.
If you drink tea every day, the first choice for making tea should be a glass cup. Because in the material cup, the glass cup is healthy.
The glass does not contain organic chemicals during the firing process. When people use the glass to make tea or other drinks, there is no need to worry about the chemicals being drunk into the stomach, and the surface of the glass is smooth and easy to clean. Dirt is not easy to breed on the wall of the glass, so it is healthy and safe for people to drink water from a glass. In addition, the use of enamel cups is also advocated, because enamel cups are made after thousands of degrees of high temperature enameling, do not contain harmful substances such as lead, and can be used with confidence.