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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

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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Choosing the Right Teaware for Gongfucha

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Choosing the Right Teaware for Gongfucha

So we’ve already covered the importance of clay when drinking tea, and in the previous post we discussed some important points when investing in Yixing teaware. But how about all the other teaware that’s out there? Read more for tips on purchasing the right teaware for your Chinese tea ceremonies or solo drinking!

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

If you’ve ever participated in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (gong fu cha), you might’ve noticed a small ceramic creature sitting somewhere atop of the tea tray, slowly slurping up tea alongside the tea master. (Read more)

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The Importance of Clay When Drinking Tea

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The Importance of Clay When Drinking Tea

Here's some information on the most overlooked and disregarded stem in the process of tea making: the cup. Pottery is a patient, start-to-finish alchemy that places importance on the tiniest details for the perfect outcome; just like tea cultivation. Every clay has a different chemistry, and every cup has a different taste. (Read more)

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