Some teas manifest better in quick short infusions, some not. 5 minutes, 7 minutes or some even 8 — many green and black teas simply shine when they are steeped in a small leaf to water ratio and for a long time. A shallow vessel does not do the job well. A tall one with a thicker wall does. Like this Ming Yao Long Brew Maker. Complete with an efficient spout and a built-in strainer. From Ming Tao in Fujian. Bringing out quality takes patience. Give the tea enough infusion.
Pot capacity: 200 ml Material: Celadon ware Origin: Fujian, China Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton Content: 1 infusion vessel with lid This is a handmade item. Slight variations in color, pattern, shape and details from the particular one used in these pictures should be expected.
Artist: Li Qiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist
Pot name: Zhizhu (Wisdom — Prajñā) 2012
Pot style: Sangbian
Material: Zisha (with duan-ni granules)
Capacity: 255 ml
Artist: (in the name of) Shi Xiao Ma, National Senior Master Industrial Artist
Pot name/style: Fanggu (In the shape of the ancient drum) 2011 (signed 1976)
Material: Da Hong Pao
Capacity: 275 ml