What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby yalokinh » Mar 9th, '13, 17:27

Making tea chaozhou style, wouldnt you crush some leaves?
How does it affect flavor?

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby edkrueger » Mar 9th, '13, 17:29

It makes it stronger. Teas with extremely large leaves aren't usually good anyway.

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby Tead Off » Mar 9th, '13, 22:52

edkrueger wrote:It makes it stronger. Teas with extremely large leaves aren't usually good anyway.

I've had some wonderful dancong, yancha, and puerh with very long leaves.

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby yalokinh » Mar 12th, '13, 23:52

when seeing teapot sizes in ml its assumed that it doesn't include the leaves, how much can you expect to take off with the leaves?
so would a 120 ml pot become 105-115?

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 13th, '13, 00:18

yalokinh wrote:when seeing teapot sizes in ml its assumed that it doesn't include the leaves, how much can you expect to take off with the leaves?
so would a 120 ml pot become 105-115?


So many factors to consider... How many grams of leaf are we talking? What type of tea? How many infusions in to the session are we? etc.

A high fired TGY brewed in a true kung fu style can result in maybe 60ml of tea or less from a 120ml pot, whereas a 120ml pot 1/3 full of dancong could result in 110ml or more in the first few infusions. There's a very wide range. :wink:

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby yalokinh » Mar 13th, '13, 00:34

Ah, well that pretty much answered it,
I usually brew greens and dancongs, so they don't expand too much compared to tgy.
Thanks

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby NPE » Mar 13th, '13, 11:15

This one could go under several different topics but this is a place as good as any. Lovers of the smaller size who have a bit of money left (i.e.: not me :oops: ) can try this beauty by Petr Novak (80ml / 2.70oz)
It can be ordered from http://www.darjeeling.cz/en/accessories ... uch-pn-194
... and this the end of this ad break :lol:

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby TomVerlain » Mar 17th, '13, 18:15

Here is my little 80 ml teapot and his big brother. He does get used, but the big brohter is the work horse. I have a big and little gaiwan too.

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby edkrueger » Mar 17th, '13, 18:42

Wow, that is a big coin. :P

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Re: What is the smallest teapot that you use regularly.

Postby TomVerlain » Mar 17th, '13, 19:05

it's a dime :lol:

actually, british trade dollar, about the size of a US silver dollar, 39 mm

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