Haidu Investment tells you that ceramics are the materials of tea sets commonly used in our daily life. But what many people don't know is that although the word "ceramics" is always used together, pottery and porcelain are actually two things.
So what is the difference between "pottery" and "porcelain"? What kind of tea are they suitable for and how to choose?
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What is the difference between porcelain and pottery?
The word ceramics is actually a collective term for pottery, stoneware and porcelain. Generally speaking, we classify purple sand as stoneware or ceramics. The characteristics of purple sand are similar to those of pottery, but the soil quality of purple sand is very good, and the tea set of purple sand also has a retouching effect on tea soup.
Porcelain is made by firing kaolin at high temperature. Porcelain has many advantages. The surface is bright and clean, the tire is thin and dense, there are few pores, low water absorption, fast heat transfer, moderate heat preservation... You can often get better color when making tea with porcelain. fragrance.
The porcelain is dense, impartial, true and fair in its reflection of the taste of tea. Therefore, with porcelain, almost all tea can be brewed, and the brewed tea will not lose the true fragrance and flavor of the tea, so porcelain is a widely used tea set.
The pottery is made of clay and fired at a lower temperature than porcelain. The shape of the pottery is generally simple and rough, the appearance is calm, the color is darker, the surface is slightly rough, the tire is thick, there are many stomata, slow heat transfer, and heat preservation. it is good.
If porcelain is suitable for "scenting", then pottery is suitable for "scenting". Pottery can particularly highlight the flavor of tea. Pottery is suitable for brewing black tea, old white tea, etc., and it is suitable for tea and water.
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Which tea sets are suitable for different teas?
Green tea: Green tea is characterized by clear soup and green leaves, so when brewing, you should choose tea sets with thin walls, easy heat dissipation, dense texture, small porosity, and not easy to absorb fragrance, such as glass cups and thin porcelain tea sets.
Black tea: For black tea, you should use white porcelain and glass tea sets. You must know that the color of black tea soup is bright and attractive. Use white porcelain or glass tea sets to make it easier to observe the red color of black tea. Use white porcelain cups to enjoy the “golden” quality of black tea. ring".
White tea: New white tea is suitable for brewing in porcelain, which can highlight the umami taste of white tea. Old tea can be boiled in a clay pot for more flavor.
Oolong tea: Oolong tea can be brewed in a thin porcelain tureen, and drink it in a small cup. If the tureen is used, it will highlight the scent of oolong tea.
Dark tea: Dark tea is relatively coarse and old, and can be brewed or boiled. The use of ceramic tea sets can eliminate the miscellaneous flavor of dark tea and highlight its mellow flavor.
Scented tea: Scented tea can be brewed with a glass tea set, so you can watch the beauty of the scented tea blooming in the teapot.
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