Hi Arioche,Arioche wrote:
Just wondering, what teas do you generally use your Shiggies for brewing? In your opinion, would it be fine for yanchas?
So far, I have only use the shiggies teapot for younger raw Puer (those less than 10 years) and it works pretty well.
I tasted Yancha brewed in shiggies once and think it is not suitable. It was brewed in the same Yancha I am familiar with by another tea friend. A few of us who have tasted the tea concluded that it was not suitable.
I haven't explore it with other tea any further. I have a whole cabinet of teapots of around 100 pots that I will use regularly so there are many favorite pots for many other teas. I will update if I do in future.
Generally, when I use teapot, it is just for the enjoyment of the whole tea ceremony. For serious tasting and evaluation of tea, I use Gaiwan or porcelain teapots. In fact, a simple Gaiwan can almost rule it all but life is full of choices.
Have a nice day!