In order to make delicious tea, you do not need to have special utensils and special skills. But if some teas brew well enough in a regular glass, then there are teas that are better brewed with slightly different methods. As we gain experience and taste, we have different needs that a simple glass or a large teapot will not satisfy. This is where the moment comes when there is a lack of utensils that are more focused on methods such as Gongfu Cha, Ping Cha, Sencha Do, and so on.
Below, we have collected for you the most common types of tea utensils that will help you enjoy a particular tea in a better quality.
As you can see, tea utensils differ in size, shape and material. These three parameters play an important role.
First, the smaller the dishes, the less tea leaves we need. This is a very big plus, especially when it comes to expensive tea. This is due to the fact that in a smaller volume it is easier for us to achieve the desired concentration. Second, it allows us to enjoy quality, not quantity. As you can see from the brew methods article, most methods are based on quick and repeated brewing. Smaller crockery allows you to enjoy the gradual development of taste and aroma. This turns the brewing process into a ceremony that has a relaxing, meditative effect.
Glass, a versatile material in which absolutely any tea can be brewed. Glass allows us to control the brewing process and enjoy the color of the infusion. Everything is simple and practical. In addition to glass, dishes are made of porcelain and earthenware, which, in turn, can be glazed or unglazed.