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First-Tasting Pu-erh Tea


When you brew newly purchased Pu-erh tea, what kind of teaware do you use to enjoy your first tea tasting? We recommend using the porcelain gaiwan.

The gaiwan we are talking about is made of porcelain, originating from Jingdezhen. The material of this porcelain is quite dense; it will not absorb aroma nor will it add aroma. It is the perfect brewing teaware to showcase the tea’s true flavor, and this is the reason why many people choose to use porcelain gaiwan to test Pu-erh tea.

One may pour out the tea water quickly when using porcelain gaiwan. The efficiency of the pouring time is crucial, as the pouring time difference has a huge impact on the tea’s flavor. In addition to using the porcelain gaiwan, one may observe the tea leaves and how they open after each brew.

On the other hand, there are other brewing teaware such as the Yixing teapot and Ru ware gaiwan. In comparison to the porcelain gaiwan, these teaware are made of ventilated material, causing the flavor profile of the tea to change. For this reason, it is not recommended to use the Yixing teapot and Ru ware gaiwan when brewing newly purchased Pu-erh tea.

Not only is it important to be educated about good tea, but it is equally important to know the best teaware to use for brewing tea. We hope these tips will help elevate your tea knowledge and tea drinking experience!

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