Many of you “agonized” with me during my journey to purchase a Yixing Teapot. As my first Yixing teaware purchase it was fraught with many unexpected dilemmas. Nothing serious, just a tea lover stumbling over her own lack of knowledge while on a quest to find the perfect teapot. I was once again reminded that there is yet still much to learn about the world of tea.
In my search for knowledge, I came across an excellent article, Ritualizing the Habit, Part One – Teapots: Yixing, Gaiwan, Kyusu and Co. on Ya-Ya’s Teaboard. I have included an excerpt of the article for your learning pleasure:
With this mini-series Ritualizing the habit, I intend to give a brief and practical overview of some of the basic utensils used in tea preparation.
In part one, I will focus on the most important accessory for tea preparation: the teapot. Without delving too deep into the specifics of materials, etc., I’ll explain the general use, benefits and limitations, as well as give some recommendations regarding practical sizes of some common teapot types.
This article includes a lot of great information on the types of teapots used for various types of tea brewing. I would be remiss for not sharing the knowledge. For the full story…