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Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by MTHall720 » Oct 9th 17 12:06 pm

I have had ceramic, glass, cast iron, teapots but like the idea of clay. What I want to do may not be a good idea so let me know what you think. The teas I drink most often are sencha, bancha, and japanese tea with a good degree of sweetness, with less grassy notes. I also drink some Oolong, white, and once in awhile jasmine green.
Is there a Japanese or Chinese unglazed teapot that would be ok for all of the above teas?
Thanks much

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Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by steanze » Oct 10th 17 5:59 am

MTHall720 wrote: I have had ceramic, glass, cast iron, teapots but like the idea of clay. What I want to do may not be a good idea so let me know what you think. The teas I drink most often are sencha, bancha, and japanese tea with a good degree of sweetness, with less grassy notes. I also drink some Oolong, white, and once in awhile jasmine green.
Is there a Japanese or Chinese unglazed teapot that would be ok for all of the above teas?
Thanks much

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I'd get a kyusu for the japanese greens and stick with a porcelain gaiwan for the Chinese teas

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Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by steanze » Oct 10th 17 6:00 am

MTHall720 wrote: I have had ceramic, glass, cast iron, teapots but like the idea of clay. What I want to do may not be a good idea so let me know what you think. The teas I drink most often are sencha, bancha, and japanese tea with a good degree of sweetness, with less grassy notes. I also drink some Oolong, white, and once in awhile jasmine green.
Is there a Japanese or Chinese unglazed teapot that would be ok for all of the above teas?
Thanks much

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I'd get a kyusu for the japanese greens and stick with a porcelain gaiwan for the Chinese teas

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Re: RE: Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by MTHall720 » Oct 10th 17 6:35 pm

steanze wrote:
MTHall720 wrote: I have had ceramic, glass, cast iron, teapots but like the idea of clay. What I want to do may not be a good idea so let me know what you think. The teas I drink most often are sencha, bancha, and japanese tea with a good degree of sweetness, with less grassy notes. I also drink some Oolong, white, and once in awhile jasmine green.
Is there a Japanese or Chinese unglazed teapot that would be ok for all of the above teas?
Thanks much

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I'd get a kyusu for the japanese greens and stick with a porcelain gaiwan for the Chinese teas
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a good idea.

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Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by daohaanh1988 » Oct 21st 17 3:18 pm

I think for Japanese teas, they should go along well with japanese teapot, an cast iron pot. Though for me I use porcelain and glass pot.
With green chinese teas, I prefer porcelain gaiwan.
With oolong, I use clay. I don't know why but from my experience, I use a dahongpao red clay for tieguanyin, and a more porous red clay for rock mountain oolong. They give me the best tastes.


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Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by DongbeiRenr » Nov 6th 17 7:14 am

I would not recommend Yixing for green teas. I think a tall glass vessel works best in my experience.

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Re: Recommendations please: clay teapot for a variety of greens

by John Sung » Nov 6th 17 10:21 am

I use Hario glass teapot for brewing green tea. The taste seems nice but I don't have much experience with any other brewing method or teapot. What I heard is the temperature is important and glass or porcelain works better for green tea.