How to choose a teapot for tea
For many of us, tea drinking is an indispensable attribute of everyday life. But for the drink to fully disclose its flavor and taste, it is necessary to use special utensils for its preparation. Let's try to figure out how to choose a good, practical teapot for tea.
Choosing a teapot for tea with or without a press, priority should be paid to the volume of the container. Much depends on how many dishes should be cooked. It follows from the fact that the liquid in the kettle when brewing the drink should take about 2/3 of its volume. From above there must be a free space of several centimeters, which is required for tea to "breathe".
The optimal solution is to purchase several products of different sizes. In this case, it will not be necessary to translate the tea leaves into vain.
Material of manufacture
The classical version is a porcelain brewer. A cup of tea filled with such a container will prove more fragrant, as the material quickly heats up, keeps the heat perfectly.
Qualitative porcelain brewers do not contain obvious deformations, they have a uniform paint, glaze without roughness and cracks. At the bottom there should be a stamp of the manufacturer. You can check the quality of the material by tapping it with a pencil. In this case, there should be a ringing, similar to the sound of a bell.
A faience tea kettle also keeps heat well. However, when choosing this option, you will have to sacrifice the external appeal and strength of the product in favor of cheapness. The main differences of faience breweries from porcelain are opaque, thick walls, the general fragility of the material. The advantage of such products is simple care and quick drying.
Pottery is great for brewing green, yellow and white tea. And to cook in such containers it is always desirable to have the same drink. Because the material absorbs the odor well.
Choosing a ceramic teapot for tea, it is necessary to ask how well the product was fired (in order to achieve strength it is desirable that this procedure be carried out at least three times). An indication of the use of natural material is the presence at the base of a small clay rim without glaze.
The teapot is a very attractive option for the design of any kitchen interior. However, such containers do not hold heat well. In addition, the glass quickly forms a tea coating, which reduces the transparency of the material. Stopping is on products with reliable metal parts that do not exude an unpleasant smell.
Silicone tea kettles are suitable for drink lovers who do not want to use the teapot and prefer to cook it right in the cup. They are presented in the form of an elastic strainer made of a material that is safe for health.
The optimum shape for the brewer is rounded. The lid must contain small holes. Otherwise, during the preparation, the drink will be "choked" and will not reveal the taste. The base of the lid should fit into a special groove, which prevents it from falling out during the dispensing of the drink over the cups.
It is desirable that the teapot has a fairly long spout, located at an angle of 30-35 °. Otherwise, when the container is fully filled, the liquid will spill out under the influence of the slightest oscillations.
Ease of use
Comfortable operation of the brewer depends largely on the balance of the product. A good kettle has a handle that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and never forces you to wring your wrist when pouring a drink. The balanced capacity remains practical even when filled with a significant volume of liquid.
Picking up the brewer, it is worth looking again inside. It is desirable that the product contains a built-in strainer or filter, which will prevent the tea leaves from getting into the cup from the container when the drink is poured.
Recently, glass containers with internal cones in the form of a continuous strainer have been distributed, where the welding is actually filled. Unfortunately, most of these filters are made of metal, which significantly distorts the taste and aromatic qualities of the drink.
Undoubtedly, the choice of a brewer based on the material of manufacture, volume and practicality, is the right solution. However, an important role is played by aesthetic appeal.
Usually, in the presence of cute dishes cooked in her tea seems much tastier. Yes, and take care of your favorite product nicer. Therefore, if the brewer is often left in the unwashed state by household members, is constantly exposed to shock impacts, perhaps it is worth paying attention to another design that more will appeal to family members.
To true gourmets, who instantly feel the tiniest shades of the smell of a drink and prefer expensive varieties of tea, it is recommended to get a whole set of porcelain or clay brewers of various volumes for all occasions.
People who are not too versed in the intricacies of a tea ceremony or do not have time to use a large number of kitchen utensils should stop with the purchase of separate teapots for black and green tea.