guide to: teapot brewing

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You can find teapots in nearly every tea culture in the world. They tend to be the go-to style of brewing. Teapots come in many shapes and sizes, but they all function similarly. 

When using a western style teapot, sometimes they use infusing baskets. Those tend to be helpful when you pour the tea out, not to get leaves in your cup, but they can also be restricting. You want to make sure your tea leaves have room to expand fully, or you risk stunting the flavor release. 

Basic Steps to Brewing

  1. Measure out the right amount of tea leaves using a scale or eyeing it out. Put leaves into the teapot.

  2. Heat your water to the recommended temperature.

  3. Pour hot water over the dry leaves in the teapot, and let steep for the recommended time. Do not leave extra water in the pot as you drink; this will over-steep your tea.

  4. Pour tea into cups and enjoy!

  5. Tea from a teapot can be re-brewed a few times, usually around 3-4 times, but this is up to your discretion according to the life of the leaves.