just bought a yixing any tips on how to prepare this teapot to season and be pu-erh ready?
any help from those of you that have done this will help this is a first time and first pot and cups that i have purchased.
And I want a pic! :) Congrats on your first yixing
There are two ways to prepare a zisha tea pot for use. One requires boiling the entire pot in water, but unless you are experienced with this process it is easy to damage the delicate structure of your pot. We recommend the method described below because it is both safe and effective.Pour room temperature water inside your tea pot and let sit for 4-5 hours. Pour the water out and add boiling water to the inside of your pot. Let the water soak until the water decreases to room temperature. Choose the type of tea that you would like to enjoy in your new pot. Place some tea leaves inside the pot and pour boiling water inside. Let the water cool to room temperature then pour out. Add water again to the same batch of leaves and let it cool for a second time, once cool discard both water and tea. Your pot is ready to be used.
thanks alex i have been on the fence about this operation to season correctly.
thanks for those who posted tips on this. you are a great community and i am proud to be part of it. you guys have accepted me like family and just want to thank you all!