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It's All About Tea — teapot

The Full Teapot Guide

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Earlier last month, we wrote a little bit about the history of the teapot. While kettles for brewing tea have existed for millenniums, teapots as brewing vessels didn't appear until the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). This was around the time when loose leaf tea started gaining popularity over powdered tea. Thanks to the teapot's evolution, today we have not only many shapes, but also many different teapot materials to choose from! (Read more)

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A Brief History Of The Teapot

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Many tea drinkers around the world might be under the impression that teapots were invented practically the same day the tea leaf was first brewed! It’s an interesting image, indeed, but not an accurate one. The teapot itself had to go through some evolution in times past. (Read more) 

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The Best Teaware For The Different Types of Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

As much variations as there are within tea categories, it is the same with teaware. It is to no surprise that there is an ideal teapot or gaiwan for each type of tea there is. Many find these through experimenting on their own, while some knowledge is more widespread. However, in general there are a few things that are best to keep in mind when choosing the right teaware for a particular type of tea. Whether it's for gong fu or more casual tea drinking. (Read more)

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Comparing Unglazed Teapots: Yixing Vs Chaozhou

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Yixing teaware has gained immense popularity. By many it is considered the only possible option for gong fu style tea, beating porcelain, glass, and even other clay types. However, the steep price has tea drinkers questioning if it's really superior to other types of unglazed clay teapots. (Read more)

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All About The Japanese Cast Iron Teapot: Tetsubin

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Centuries ago, tetsubin were used solely for boiling water.

Nowadays they have gained immense popularity outside of Japan. We find them in many restaurants, cafes, and homes. Not only are these cast iron teapots aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with their simple zen like form; but they are also great at keeping our tea warm. (Read more)

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