My wife gave me a budget to spend on tea or tea ware. I asked Stéphane (Tea Masters Blog) for a tea pot that goes well with sheng puercha ... and I spent the entire budget on one little teapot, which arrived well in time.
Here it is:
Yesterday evening I soaked the pot in cold water, brought it to a boil and let it cool down. Today was the great day: the first tea in my treasure pot.
I thought about brewing some of the 2008 Mangfei, as I konw that tea quite well and might best detect, how the pot influences the brew. But I feel a cold creeping up with a sore throat, so I rather craved for something darker, which turned out to be the 2003 Mengku.
|Everything set up and ready to brew|
|Infusion 11 or 12, the cup has become much lighter|
So, let us find out who made this magic pot of rather dark zisha material in classical shuiping shape:
Well - there is none. For a teapot costing my entire christmas budget, you might expect me to bragg on about the famous artist who produced it. But I don't know.
And I don't care. It just delivers great sheng - exactly what I got it for.
Without any claim on objectivity I think that this is the best Christmas gift I could get this year. How about you? Hope Santa was kind to you and gave you the right stuff for wonderful tea sessions. Merry Christmas everyone!