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Why Do Chinese Tea Cups have Lids

Why Do Chinese Tea Cups have Lids

by TopicTea Team 3 min read

If you follow the old way of brewing tea (steeping it in a teapot and drinking the beverage), then you may not need a tea cup with lid. However, people today simply put tea leaves in a tea cup and add hot water to them. This is where the lids comes to help keeping it warm for longer and bringing out the taste and aroma by holding the steam within the cup.
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Everything You Need to Know About Raku Tea Bowls

Everything You Need to Know About Raku Tea Bowls

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

Every tea accessory used during Cha no Yu- a Japanese tea ceremony is crafted using an ancient method. Raku is a classic method that was often used to make "Chawan”- the bowl used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

Raku Chawan or Raku tea bowls are recently gaining a lot of global attention, which is why it is important that you learn a thing or two about these tea bowls. After reading this guide, you will truly appreciate Raku ware.

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Shiboridashi vs Hohin - How These Two Japanese Teapots Compare

Shiboridashi vs Hohin - How These Two Japanese Teapots Compare

by TopicTea Team 8 min read

When it comes to preparing tea, there are different teapots one can use. Some of the most popular ones are the Japanese teapots with Shiboridashi and Hohin taking center stage. Many people fail to understand the difference between Shiboridashi and Hohin or how they compare, which is why we created this guide to compare the two to help you make an informed purchase decision.
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Japanese Teapot

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Japanese Teapot

by TopicTea Team 12 min read

Are you one of the people who dunk a tea bag in a mug of hot water then drink it? You will be surprised to realize how much flavor and sweetness you are missing out on. Japanese and Chinese tea makers follow a unique methodology of preparing tea, and besides the procedure, a lot of thoughts goes into choosing the right teapot for brewing different types of tea.
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How To Choose The Best Ceramic Teapot to Buy

How To Choose The Best Ceramic Teapot to Buy

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

When it comes to choosing the right ceramic teapot, it may seem as challenging as choosing the right tea for a special occasion. There are many different manufacturers, each advertising their product as the ideal one for your needs.

Ceramic teapots come in many different designs, shapes, and colors to suit a customer's preferences. If you are a genuinely passionate tea lover looking for the right teapot, you came to the right place. This article focuses on the history of ceramic teapots and what to consider when choosing the right pot to brew your sweet tea.

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Japanase Cast iron teapot - Tetsubin

Everything About The Japanese Cast Iron Teapots (Tetsubin)

by TopicTea Team 12 min read

Cast iron teapot, or what the Japanese call Tetsubin, originated from Japan but now it has been widely accepted all around the world. Due to their extensive use in the west, they are no longer referred to as Tetsubin but as cast iron teapots. They look like kettles, though teapots are smaller with enamel on the inside. The coating on the interior of teapots is easy to clean and brews sweet tea.
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17 Perfect Gifts for Tea Lovers

17 Perfect Gifts for Tea Lovers They will Instantly Fall in Love With!

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

Are you looking out to present a tea lover with a lot more love this holiday season or for a special occasion? You have got a whole range of options when it comes to gifts centered around the whole idea of tea. Ranging from functional accessories and infusers to some wonderful collections and tea samplers, we have bundled up some of the most amazing gifts for tea lovers that are going to hit the right notes for sure!

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What is a Tea Cozy?

What is a Tea Cozy? How to Use it?

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

Along with water and coffee, tea is one of the most popular and consumed beverages in the world. If you love hot tea, and you love to use a teapot, then you probably understand how challenging it can be to keep your tea warm long enough to enjoy the entire pot before it becomes cold. It can be frustrating to steep up a pot of tea for family and friends, only to have it grow cold as you share good food and conversation. If you have been experiencing this challenge, then a tea cozy will come in handy.
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How to Clean a Tea Strainer?

How to Clean a Tea Strainer?

by TopicTea Team 4 min read

A tea strainer or infuser is one of the most essential kitchen tools involved in making a great cup of tea. To load the cup with the true flavors and a clean blend of the beverage, the strainer must be clean and rightly functional. However, the intricate mesh often makes it a hard deal to clean the strainers.

While a clogged infuser makes it impossible for the liquid to seep through, a discolored strainer can prove to be quite hazardous. The discoloration may be a result of the outer coating being stripped off, thereby leaching metals or minerals into the beverage.

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Gaiwan Teapot: A Complete Guide

Gaiwan Teapot: A Complete Guide

by TopicTea Team 8 min read

What is a gaiwan teapot? Why do you need one? Does it help to prepare almost all types of tea? So, you have heard about the gaiwan teapot. You want to try this since it prepares different types of tea without compromising the original flavor. But, you want to gather more information before giving it a try. We understand your concerns and will answer all your queries. Go through the following to know both positive and negative aspects. Also, you will know about the new version, easy gaiwan.

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