So you've decided to get serious about your tea.
You've ditched cheap teabags for more premium, full-flavored loose leaves and you're ready to start brewing. Tea doesn't need any ceremony or special equipment to taste great, and the more money you save on brewing tools, the more you have to spend on better tea. But what to brew with?
Best known way (next to teabags) to brew tea. It gives the tea more room to expand to two to five times their dry size, so they can release their full flavor. This is for the beginning tea lover
This is yokode kyusu, a teapot with a side handle. If you're a really big fan of delicate Japanese green teas, this is the perfect teapot. The tea leaves float freely in the teapot and are filter by the mesh filter at the base of the spout of the Kyusu.
If you want to take it a step further you try this classic Chinese brewing vessel is called a gaiwan. It's nothing more than a cup with a lid that you fill with leaves and brew in, then decant, using the lid as a strainer. It gives the tea more breathing room, so to speak, for water to circulate around them.
clay teapot (expert)
This teapot is for the expert tea geek. Simply put, these are small (one cup) pots made of fine clay that are left unglazed, so the clay can directly interact with the tea while brewing. You typically pair a pot with a single style of tea, and over time that tea will form a distinct patina on the pot's interior.