Benshan "green" clay teapot and tea pairing

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Postby edkrueger » Jan 10th, '09, 23:40

Young sheng would be a good choice, I think. It might take the edge off of some of the bitterness of some shengs.

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Postby Wesli » Jan 11th, '09, 00:16

What kinds of teas do you drink?

I suggest you try it with all of them and pick whatever it brews best. If you're afraid of mixing teas in this way, then just be sure to rinse it out after each tea.

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Postby edkrueger » Jan 11th, '09, 00:22

Yeah, that is better advise. I'd boil the pot to remove flavors from it if you decide to change "its" tea.

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Postby odarwin » Jan 11th, '09, 01:41

im not much of a tea pairing guy for yi xing and tea, but i do have one of those pots with so called ben shan lu ni... and i can say that they stain very easily.

in my opinion, stick to light colored teas with this yi xing. my opinion is just on the aesthetics, and nothing to do with any flavor and all that.

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Postby Drax » Jan 11th, '09, 08:13

odarwin wrote:in my opinion, stick to light colored teas with this yi xing. my opinion is just on the aesthetics, and nothing to do with any flavor and all that.
-darwin


It's true, I have one of these types of pots, and they do stain very easily. But as another side to that statement, I've probably brewed shu in the pot 15-20 times, and it already has a well-used stained look to it (w/o the use of shoe polish! :mrgreen:).

As an aside, these pots are actually much more brown in person than green. And there's an old thread around here somewhere where it discusses that these are probably not ben shan clay (I got mine from the same vendor).

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