Have you ever wondered about all the different utensils people choose to make a cup of tea?
Trying to understand which tea making utensils you really need? Which ones to choose?
Consider yourself fortunate to be living in the 21st century.
Lu Yu needed 28 tea accessory utensils
You might have lived in 780 A.D., when Lu Yu, the famous Chinese author, wrote the Cha Ching, his magnum opus that would define the entire world of tea for centuries.
According to Lu Yu, people should own and use 28 different utensils just to drink a cup of tea.
Today, brewing your teas is easier.
Thanks to metallurgy, utensils to help us drink tea now come in a variety of materials and shapes. But they still serve their primary purposes as defined by Lu Yu.
They still have to get the chemicals out of the leaves and into the hot water in ways that create a pleasant, agreeable, and even delightful experience.
Here’s what you should look for--
Separating the leaves from your tea
There are several possibilities:
All the other tea accessories
Besides tea infusers, you might also want to use drip catchers, lemon squeezers, teabag squeezers, cup warmers, timers, teabag holders, honey dippers, sugar spoons, sugar tongs, matcha spoons, matcha whisks, filters, presses, reusable teabags, measuring spoons, scoops, storage tins for teabags and loose leaf, and of course, those lovely teapot cozies.
All of which come in multiple sizes, shapes, materials, and colors for your pleasure.
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This page was last updated by Sharon Jones.
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