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How to prepare a yixing teapot for first time use

How to prepare a yixing teapot for first time use

I recently received a new zisha, electric fired yixing teapot from Global Tea Hut. It’s very beautiful, with an engraving of the Heart Sutra. And the yixing teapot brews great. Due to its high profile, it brews red teas very well, but can be used as an all around tea pot. I would just need to scour it every 5-6 months. Since it’s a new teapot, I thought I would explain the preparation of the yixing for first time use….

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Why use a gaiwan to brew tea

Why use a gaiwan to brew tea

After many years of making tea using western style (brewing with a high water-to-tea ratio), I came to a point where I started making tea with a gaiwan. Since then, I haven’t turned back. I have gaiwans now both at home and work. Better extraction with each infusion A gaiwan can be used in gong fu brewing , where a higher tea-to-water ratio is utilized, compared to western brewing. The result are infusions with better taste and depth. I initially…

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