I am a big fan of infuser baskets also ... especially when you want a full cup but just a cup and you don't want to fuss and play with cool teaware ... just get a job done.chad wrote: I really like my mug/infuser combo at work. I often change teas during the day and the quick cleanup is greatly appreciated.
Chip wrote:I think a more nuetral vessel such as a gaiwan or glass or similar non porous pot is just better for whites in general. The heat issue is of less importance to me. But a clay yixing pot will require a very long period of use before it would offer any benefit to white tea brewing, and might never.
I hate to use the word "deaden," however intitially a clay pot may take more away from a white tea than help it. This is partly because the clay will absorb some of the already subtle flavor of the white tea each time. It might take hundreds or thousands of sessions to begin to derive any benefit from yixing with such a soft tea as white.
I tried to use a yixing for Long Jing only. Many 100's of sessions later, I brewed in a gaiwan, it was simply better. I felt I was cheated for all those sessions.