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It's All About Tea — seasoning

What to do with used tea leaves – a complete guide

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Many tea lovers ask themselves how to dispose of used tea leaves. Although the leaves have depleted their taste and aroma, there are still plenty of ways to recycle them.

Discarded tea leaves can be used to create functional objects for the household, make natural cosmetic products, or implement in your arts & crafts activities for an added dose of health and beauty in your everyday life! (Read more)

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A Comprehensive Guide on Choosing Yixing Clay Teapot

Posted by Misha Gulko on

If you are on the path of brewing loose leaf teas and learning Gong Fu Cha, you have undoubtedly heard of yixing clay teapots. You start browsing the subject and find bits and pieces of information that are often conflicting and leave you even more confused. 

We hope that this article will help you better understand yixing clay and figure out what type of yixing teapot you need, why you need it, and what to pay attention to when shopping for one. (Read more)

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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

A common mistake people make is thinking you can use your teapot as soon as you get it. We often get questions from people who are curious or taken aback by the smell they sense after getting the piece of teaware. It can be described as “earthy”, “muddy”, “moldy”, and even “fishy”.

To lighten the earthy smell of clay and prepare the teapot for tea brewing we always need to season it before use. (Read more)

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