One third of people in the world regularly and happily drinking tea, and the popularity of this miracle drink is constantly growing, so the tea export to Europe increased.Together with tea and tea utensils are exported, especially popular Chinese and Japanese dishes for tea.
In the old days (and still is) very popular used the blue and white porcelain, and later appeared green and pink.Europeans dining sets Tea ordered sets, mostly in China.These were wealthy people, and they ordered sets with their coats of arms and motto.So in Europe there were the first teapots, which cost quite a lot of money.They were made of a mixture of stone, porcelain and silver are generally circular.In the XVIII century, fashion has changed, and changed the shape of the kettle, he became an oval or cylindrical, and the decoration and pattern have become easier.
Later, in Europe, it has been launched production release teapots for brewing tea.Now all manufacturers of dummies can be divided into three categories:
- manufacturers of tea sets, of course, that the teapot is made from the same material as the service
- manufacturers of household appliances, which teapots are related products and are made of metal andglass
- manufacturers of ceramic tableware, gifts and souvenirs, the basic material for the manufacture of dummies - clay.
best teapots for brewing tea made from earthenware and porcelain, and porcelain is preferable, because it is very fast and very hot.The metal tea kettles not better brewing, since it contains tannic acid in combination with iron in the human body forms the ink.
Chinese believe that clay teapots prolong life.Cinnabar, or red clay is perhaps best suited for brewing tea, as these materials are very well pass the air, in other words a kettle in the heat prevents the tea from "souring" and in cold weather keeps it warm.Valued more purple clay teapots, as it is absolutely non-toxic material.
Experts say that different varieties of tea kettles suit different materials.Strong tea is best brewed in a ceramic or silver teapots.For the semi-fermented green tea and more suitable porcelain or enamel coated pots.
Glass, practically, does not affect the taste of tea, but tea made from it quickly becomes slovenly appearance, since it is formed by welding plaque that can not be washed off.
Now let's talk about the size of teapots.Kettles are very different in terms of volume.There are very small - a 0.2 liter, 0.3 l, 0.5 l, but especially popular kettles volume from 0.9 to 2l, as they are best suited for a family of 3-4 people.
Russians like to drink tea in the company, and a kettle, very often, we replaced our native Russian samovar, so in the shops we found teapots, much larger sizes (from 2 to 5 liters), they are usually used as a gift.
Models teapots and a myriad of today everyone can choose tea to his liking.Most often, they come in the classical form, round or cylindrical, particularly in the service.However, the model produced in the form of fruits, birds, animals, there are even entire composition.
As for drawing, decorating tea, the most popular are folk motifs, such as the Russian splint, gzhel, there are whole sets with national ornament.
So how do you choose the teapot?Experts advise to adhere to the following rules:
- pay attention to the shape and structure of the nose, it should be positioned at an angle of 35-40 degrees to the outer wall of the kettle.Bend it should be changed so that the nozzle opening is directed upwards, not in the side, a small extension of it to be like a child's shovel
- the kettle lid should be tightly sealed and have a small hole, as well as should be well recessed into the kettle
- the lid must be a protrusion - lock, or rather lock, do not let it fall by tilting kettle
- handle teapot choose the width of the palm, and its form should be semi-circular or right, with thickening of the top, in this case,Kettle is easy to hold in your hand.
- if you like tea leaves, the volume of the teapot should be one and a half times more than the conventional tea brewing
- for different teas have different kettles.
If you have already chosen the kettle, do not forget to look after him:
- do not leave the kettle to brew overnight
- do not rub it strongly when washing, but simply pour over running water
- no rubbing, and no covering,dry it
- store tea where smelling things lie.