The question if you can make tea without a teapot has a fairly simple answer. You don’t need one, but using a teapot adds depth and complexity to your tea.
A teapot and a pitcher are both used in the Chinese Tea Ceremony, but they have a different purpose. A teapot is used to brew tea while a pitcher is used to serve tea.
Nixing teapots and Yixing teapots are both clay teapots but there are some differences between them. This article discusses the main differences.
A teapot and a tea kettle seem similar at first sight but they have a completely different purpose. This article explains the difference.
Duanni clay is an umbrella term for a particular type of clay from Yixing. After firing, this clay has a light or yellow-toned color.
You’re not supposed to wash teapots with soap because unglazed teapots absorb most of what you brew in them. It’s better to use hot water.
Yixing teapots are expensive because they are made from a rare type of clay. The older a teapot is, the more expensive it usually is.
Liu Bao is a subtype of fermented tea that is made in Guangxi province. This article gives a complete overview of the production process.
The question of whether Liu Bao is black tea or not is an important one to ask because black tea in the west is not the same as black/dark tea in China.
Liu Bao is an underappreciated subtype of tea and it is worth exploring. It can be tricky to brew Liu Bao so this article gives a full overview of how to do it.
The traditional Liu Bao taste is mainly betel nut, but there is a lot of Liu Bao available with an earthy or forest flavor profile.
Liu Bao Tea has been drunk for centuries in Asia for its medicinal qualities. This article discusses the major health benefits of Liu Bao.
Liu Bao and pu-erh tea, especially shou pu-erh seem similar at first sight. However, there are some differences and those are discussed in this article.
Some people don’t know how to store Liu Bao. This article discusses common practices and several pitfalls to avoid when storing your precious Liu Bao.