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New to Yixing, 1 teapot to one flavor?

by Arleina » Feb 15th 19 12:56 am

Hi,
I've been wanting to get a Yixing teapot but I just wanted to make sure about some stuff before I buy.
The general rule is to dedicate one teapot to one tea flavor. For instance, I love Sticky Rice Pu-erh and want to get a yixing teapot for this pu-erh.
I would possibly be able to brew shou pu-erh in this teapot too (if i wanted too) but not a different flavored pu-erh like Mandarin Pu-erh, right?

Or if I get a yixing teapot for Tie Guan Yin, I should only use it for Tie Guan Yin and not any other oolongs, right?

I hope some of this is making sense and that someone can help me. Thanks!

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Re: New to Yixing, 1 teapot to one flavor?

by tingjunkie » Feb 23rd 19 7:52 am

Generally speaking, Yixing are not used for flavored teas, but it's not against the law or anything. :D

When first starting out, you can brew different of tea in a pot, then narrow it down as you get more teapots. The worst that would happen is that you would have to reset the pot by boiling in clean water and start over.

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Re: New to Yixing, 1 teapot to one flavor?

by capri » Feb 26th 19 5:00 am

tingjunkie wrote: Generally speaking, Yixing are not used for flavored teas, but it's not against the law or anything. :D

When first starting out, you can brew different of tea in a pot, then narrow it down as you get more teapots. The worst that would happen is that you would have to reset the pot by boiling in clean water and start over.
Is boiling water and pouring into the teapot enough to reset the pot ?
how long should the water stay in there ?
Thanks!

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Re: New to Yixing, 1 teapot to one flavor?

by tingjunkie » Mar 1st 19 6:43 am

Depends on how used the pot is. Pouring a full kettle through the pot and then letting it sit overnight might be enough.