茶具因為材質、器型、保溫度、出水速度等特性、對茶湯的表現,影響很大。每種茶都有適合沖泡的器具,從不斷實驗中找出每支茶最美的面貌是習茶最迷人卻也最需要修煉的地方。在還沒有基本的認識、或尚未摸索出自己的茶席風格前,貿然購買,可能是一種浪費,相當可惜。
然而,凡事總有開頭,在認識茶具前,若是想退而求其次,選個容易取得的器具練練自己的味覺,享受捧杯熱茶忙裡偷閒的雅興,馬克杯也可以是種選項~

1. 溫杯:溫杯除了不讓熱水太快降溫,溫熱的杯子將茶香緩緩蒸散 出來,光聞著都是享受~
2. 置茶量:馬克杯喝茶茶葉不取出,浸泡時間長,因此茶葉放置量遠比壺泡來得少很多!球型茶只要鬆散地平鋪杯底一層,條索型兩層。
3. 水溫:馬克杯敞口無蓋,降溫快,水溫可以較壺泡略高一點,但盡量沿著杯壁注水,別讓滾水燙傷了茶葉。
4. 續沖:可以選擇尚未喝完便補進熱水,維持茶湯平均的味道;喝得快的人也可以喝完一泡,在泡上第二泡。

簡單的四個步驟,希望大家在不便的情況下仍舊能享受茶的美好囉~
我們會盡快開始與大家分享茶具與茶席的資訊!

With different shape, make, material, insulation, and pouring speed, tea wares influent the brew tremendously. Different teapots are suitable for different types of tea, that makes it so fascinating finding the perfect-match amount your tea and tea ware collection. Buying before knowing could be an unnecessary waste. however, everything must have a start. Mugs could be a temporary solution if you are a beginner, or just wanna have a cup of nice tea during the busy working hour.

1. Warm the cup: To avoid the water temperature reduces too fast, also to enjoy the dry tea scents emitted by the heat of the cup.
2. Quantity of tea: Drinking with mugs makes tealeaves steeped in the water for a very long time. Therefore, the required quantity of tea is way less than brewing with teapots. For the ball-shaped tea, put a loose layer at the bottom of the cup, while for the twist-shaped tea, put 2 layers.
3. Pour the water: The temperature of water goes down quickly in the mugs, since there’s no cover. Therefore, the water temperature could be a little bit higher than brewing with teapots, just remember to pour the water along the cup side, so that tealeaves don’t get scalded directly.
4. Re-brewing: both replenishing the water while there’s still tea brew in the cup or after finish are fine. Depends on the drinking speed and personal taste.

Hope above four simple steps help you to have a good start in the world of tea tasting~
We’ll soon start sharing basic knowledge about tea wares!