When brewing newly purchased Pu-erh tea, what kind of teaware do you use to enjoy your first tea tasting? We recommend using a porcelain gaiwan.
This gaiwan is made of porcelain, originating from Jingdezhen located in the northeastern Jiangxi province of China. The material of this porcelain is quite dense; it will neither absorb nor add aroma to the tea. It is the perfect brewing teaware to showcase the tea’s true flavor, which is why many people prefer testing their first cup of Pu-erh tea with porcelain gaiwan.
When using porcelain gaiwan, the tea must be poured quickly, as the difference in pouring time can have a huge impact on the tea's flavor. Additionally, using porcelain gaiwan allows you to observe the tea leaves and how they open after each brew.
There are other brewing teaware options, such as the Yixing teapot and Ru ware gaiwan. However, in comparison to the porcelain gaiwan, these teaware alternatives are made of ventilated material, causing the flavor profile of the tea to change. 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.
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