What kind of container are you used to brew tea?
Recently, I saw a video about how to brew black tea on You tube, black tea was brewed in a kettle… I don’t know whether it’s suitable or not, but I myself normally use tea pot. How about u?
A kettle is just a large pot. You can brew tea in any container that is suitable for holding hot water.
I would say that the vessel matters magnitudes less than how you brew it. While some people wax exotic about their pots, the ratio of leaves to water, temperature of the water and steeping time is what is going to have the greatest effect. Not to mention the quality of the tea and the water.
So what’s your container? Is it a kettle? Lol
May be the container affects less, porcelain tea pot makes tea flavor tender, I believe.
I agree with @Tea for Steve – to me, the parameters used to brew the tea are far more important than the pot used.
I – myself – usually use my Breville one-touch. I’ve used porcelain tea pots in the past and still do sometimes. I find very little difference between the tea I brew in my breville versus the tea I brew in a porcelain tea pot. Both produce excellent results as long as I am attentive to the steeping parameters.
I mostly use gaiwans to brew my tea. I find gong fu style brewing to be quite meditative.
I usually use clay teapots brew tea. Different container, different flavour, I think.
I use gaiwans quite a bit, or clay pots, or mostly a french press for Western style brewing. My parents bought me an infuser device that works well (a ceramic cup, basket, and lid cover design), and another one I’ve never tried because I’m not into that style (that guy that hangs over the edge).
I’m with these guys that the device design probably matters less than the other parameters. Pots based on clay materials seem to affect taste more than other types, hopefully in a positive way, but I think the idea of different pots or devices varying by heat transfer rates or whatever else tends to be overstated. Using a coffee mug or pint glass with a saucer sitting on top would be essentially the same as using anything else.
I have a wide range of vessels including gaiwans, clay pots, glass pots, ceramic pots, mugs with infuser baskets, etc., but my favorite is my French press. Why? I like to watch the dance of the leaves while they steep. And yes, we sometimes use a stove top pot. Personally live and let live – unless you are plopping a tea bag in a paper cup and putting it in the microwave. In which case you get what you deserve.
I use a pretty high quality zisha pot for my black tea (jin jun mei and high quality dianhong), which is what I drink most of the time. I use a glass tea cup thing to brew green tea, since I’m not brewing it gongfu style. I also use zisha pots for ripe puer and some oolongs. Everything else I use a ceramic gaiwan.
Most often gaiwans. Sometimes in claypots. When I’m lazy (or when I drink green tea) I prefer grandpa style: https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/grandpa-style-tea-brewing-meaning.html
I use a french press sometimes if I’m sharing with someone or want a lot of tea. It works well. Some tea leaf bits end up in the cup usually, but that doesn’t bother me.
But usually I just use a tea bag in my mug and pour water into it from a stove kettle or electric kettle.