For tea ceremony lovers who are just getting started, in addition to getting tea, it is also necessary to configure some tea sets. But a set of formal gongfu tea sets, there are too many utensils, there are many types, there is no choice.
Generally speaking, for tea lovers, just a few main tea sets are required.
【 Water boiler 】
Many teas need to be brewed with boiling water with a higher temperature, and controlling the temperature is the basis for ensuring the taste of tea soup.
In ancient times, wind stoves or charcoal stoves were commonly used, and now electromagnetic water cookers are used more for convenience. Stainless steel pots, clay pots, high temperature resistant glass pots, etc., simple operation, convenient and safe.
If you like charcoal stoves, remember to open the windows when boiling water indoors to keep the room ventilated.
【 Purple clay pot 】
As the protagonist of the tea table, there are many types of teapots, and common pots include purple clay pots, porcelain pots, glass pots, etc.
The purple clay pot can perfectly retain the color and aroma of tea, and is mostly used to brew oolong tea or Pu’er tea, and raising a pot is also a great pleasure; Porcelain pot is suitable for all tea types, convenient for daily use; The glass pot can enjoy the tea soup, which can be selected according to your needs.
【 Bowl 】
Gai bowl is also known as Sancai cup. The tea is covered with “heaven”; The tea tray is below, which is called “earth”; The bowl is centered and called “people”.
In the north, the lid bowl has both the functions of a teacup and a teapot, and you can make tea directly in the lid bowl to drink, or you can make tea in the lid bowl, and then divide it into a tea cup for multiple people to drink.
And now in the Kung Fu tea ceremony, the lid bowl is used as a brewer. Pour the dry tea into a bowl and rinse and drain the soup. When choosing a lid bowl, you should pay attention to the lid bowl cup type, and choose the capacity and size that suits you.
【 Tea Cup 】
A tea cup is a small cup used to drink tea. The texture includes porcelain, pottery, purple sand, glass, etc. When choosing a tea cup, its style and texture should echo the teapot. The tea cup will come in different uses depending on the owner’s mood, purpose, preferences, etc., with the owner’s breath, more unique style and charm.
【 Fair Cup 】
Fair cups, tea cups, teapots are the three protagonists of kung fu tea, fair cups have porcelain, purple sand, glass texture, of which porcelain, glass texture of fair cup is the most commonly used. The fair cup should match the teapot and teacup. In general, the cup should be slightly larger than the teapot and lid bowl.
Because the tea brewed in the teapot is directly divided into cups, the upper and lower thicknesses are different or there may be tea residue, and the tea soup is poured into the fair cup, which can ensure that the concentration of the tea soup in each tea cup is basically the same, and each guest can taste the same taste of tea.
【 Tea tray 】
The tea tray is a shallow-bottomed vessel for placing teapots, tea cups, tea ceremony groups, tea pets, and tea food, and its role is to rule tea sets. The second is to undertake to spill some tea soup and tea leaves.
The tea tray is mainly made of bamboo wood, but there are also other materials such as metal, stone, jade, etc. No matter what style of tea tray, when choosing, as long as you grasp three points: wide, flat and shallow, you will not be wrong. The plate is wide, the number of guests is large, and you can put a few more cups; The bottom of the plate is flat, which can make the tea cup stable and not easy to shake; The side should be shallow, which can set off the teacup and teapot to make the whole more beautiful.
Generally speaking, the dry brewing method can use a dry brewing table, and the wet brewing will use a tea tray (wet brewing method, that is, the tea set and tea can be washed at will at the tea table, and the water is poured directly on the tea table), and the general tea ceremony performance mostly uses tea trays.
In addition to tasting tea, people can feel pleasant, as well as the atmosphere and peaceful state of mind brought by tea. You don’t have to be one-size-fits-all, just have fun.
Source: Tea Ceremony Media