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Tips for brewing 6 types of tea: What kind of tea is suitable for brewing in a purple clay teapot?

Tips for brewing 6 types of tea: What kind of tea is suitable for brewing in a purple clay teapot?


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Tea is divided into six categories: oolong tea, green tea, black tea, white tea, yellow tea, and dark tea.


1. Typical oolong tea has red leaf edges and green leaves in the middle. It is euphemistically called "green leaves with red edges". The tea is yellow-red in color and has a rich and mellow taste. It has a unique floral and fruity aroma and an endless aftertaste.

Oolong tea

Famous oolong teas include: Fujian Tieguanyin, Fenghuang Dancong tea, Dongding oolong tea, and Wuyi Dahongpao.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:

Mud material: purple mud, green mud, red mud can be used, among which red mud is the most standard. Because the vermilion mesh number is higher. It has high density and little loss of aroma adsorption for high-flavor tea products. The high-sintered oblate red clay pot improves tea properties, gathers heat and releases fragrance, and is the best companion for oolong tea.

Capacity: Choose a pot with no capacity according to the amount of tea, usually 80 to 200 ml.

Pot shape: The pot shape should be short rather than high, as it can express the characteristics of tea aroma and smoothly release the floral fragrance of Tieguanyin tea.

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*Green tea

After brewing, it will be green in color, clear in soup, fresh in taste and fragrant in aroma.

Famous green teas include: West Lake Longjing, Dongting Biluochun, Xinyang Maojian, Lushan Yunwu, Taiping Houkui, Huangshan Maofeng, Wannantun Green, and Baisha Green Tea.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:

Clay material: purple clay type purple clay pot, green clay type purple clay pot, red clay type purple clay pot

Pot shape: large mouth, short body

Capacity: 250 ml and above


Green tea brewing method

1. Selection of tea sets: Glass cups with good transparency are the first choice for brewing green tea, especially delicate and precious green teas such as West Lake Longjing and Biluochun. In addition to glass cups, white porcelain tea cups are also a good choice. Porcelain tea sets are more elegant in shape, feel delicate in the hand, and are easier to keep warm than glass cups.

2. Control of water temperature: The most suitable water temperature for brewing green tea is around 85°C. The water temperature can be adjusted appropriately according to the brewing method, tea variety, season, and freshness. If the water temperature is too high, it is not conducive to timely heat dissipation. The tea soup will be stuffy and turn yellow, with a bitter taste and a taste of cooked soup. After brewing twice, the water temperature can be increased appropriately.

3. Brewing method: There are two commonly used methods for brewing green tea, namely the upper pouring method and the middle pouring method. The upward pouring method is to add enough hot water to the tea cup at one time, and when the water temperature is appropriate, add the tea leaves. The water temperature in this method must be controlled very accurately. The more tender the tea leaves, the lower the water temperature requirement. Some tea leaves can be put in when the water temperature is 70°C. The medium investment method is to add 1/3 of the hot water after adding the tea leaves, shake it slightly to allow the tea leaves to absorb enough water and stretch out, and then add 70% of the hot water to the tea leaves. The upper throwing method and the middle throwing method are suitable for delicate tea leaves. There is also a method that is less used, that is, the lower throwing method. The pouring method is different from the previous two methods. It puts the tea leaves first, and then pours enough hot water into the tea cup at one time. This method is suitable for general green tea with poor tenderness.


4. Brewing times: It is best to brew green tea for the first three times. After the third brew, the taste begins to fade.



*Black tea

The quality characteristics are that the cords are tightly knotted, slender and curved, the leaf shape is complete, the bottom of the leaf is bright red with yellow, the soup is light and bright, and the taste is mellow.

Famous black teas include: Keemun black tea, Yunnan Dianhong, and Yingde black tea.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:

Mud: purple mud, red mud, downhill mud and other mud

Pot shape: The pot body is taller, deeper, narrower and longer

Capacity: 200 ml or more


Although black tea is not as irritating as green tea, this does not mean that you can drink black tea casually. There are also certain rules for drinking black tea.

1. Black tea still contains polyphenols, aldehydes, alcohols and other substances, especially black tea that has been stored for a short time. These substances still have a certain irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases should not drink black tea.

2. Black tea still contains caffeine, active alkaloids and a variety of aromatic substances, which have an stimulating effect on the central nervous system, so it is still not suitable to drink before going to bed or on an empty stomach.

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*White tea

The finished tea buds are strong and thick, the soup is light in color, the taste is fresh and pure, and the leaves are tender and even.

Famous white teas include Silver Needle and White Peony.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:

Mud materials: section mud, downhill mud and other mud materials

Pot shape: The lid is larger, the belly is narrower, and the body is taller.

Capacity: 300cc and above


*Yellow tea

The finished yellow tea buds and leaves are tender, golden in color, tender and shiny. The soup is orange-yellow in color, clear and bright, and has a refreshing aroma, which is very pleasant. Fresh young leaves

It can be divided into three categories: yellow bud tea, yellow small tea, and yellow big tea.
Famous yellow teas include: Junshan Yinzhen, Mengding Huangya, and Huoshan Huangya.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:
Mud materials: purple mud, green mud, red mud, etc. all kinds of mud can be used

Pot shape: wide lid

Capacity: 200 ml or more



*Dark tea

my country's Tibetan, Mongolian and other fraternal ethnic groups all regard dark tea as an indispensable drink in their daily lives.

Famous dark teas include: Yunnan Pu'er tea and Guangxi Liubao tea.


You can choose a purple clay teapot with the following conditions:
Mud materials: Purple mud (both raw and cooked Pu'er can be used), green mud (can be soaked in Soprano)

Pot type: A pot with a larger belly. Because the concentration of Pu'er tea is high, using a pot with a larger belly can prevent the tea soup from being too strong.

Capacity: 200 ml or more

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