The Mason jar brewing was superb. I know the purists may laugh but I truly believe no other form of tea preparation can allow you to fully appreciate the flavor of oolongs and greens. My hot water brewing in the Yixing has yielded a beautiful nectar as well. A lovely aroma of flowers and heaven if there is such a scent. I also note on the feelings a tea gives to ones moods, I felt an inner calm and peace as if the Iron Goddess of Mercy had blessed me. A truly sublime tea….