Don’t Wash That Teapot

02Aug06

A TRUE tea connoisseur will never wash a teapot with detergent as that will spoil the aroma of the tea. And if you want to fully appreciate the fine flavour of top-grade tea leaves, you should always brew the same type of tea in the same pot so as to infuse it with just one distinctive aroma.

Now that’s dedication, Mr. Lee! But I think that’s probably true for clay yixing teapots because they’re highly porous and absorb odors readily. But for the benefit of those of us who like good tea and tend to use detergent, I must admit that I have done the unthinkable. Perhaps its just me, but the tea I make seems to taste just fine.

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