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3 steps to season a new purple clay (zisha) teapot | 紫砂壶开壶的三个步骤

3 steps to season a new purple clay (zisha) teapot:

1. Wake up the teapot

After cleaning the purple clay teapot, separate the teapot lid and body and put them inside a pot, add pure water into the pot and start boiling the water, after it is boiled, adjust the boiling power to low heat, and keep low heat boiling for another 15-20 minutes. It is very important that the boiled purple clay teapot cannot be washed with cold water immediately.

2. Moisturizing the teapot

Put more tea leaves inside the awaken purple clay teapot, fill it with boiling water, close the lid, and wait for 3-5 hours. This step is equivalent to test tea brewing.

3. Dry the teapot

Rinse the teapot with water to ensure that it is clean. Then fully fill up the teapot with boiled water, close it with the lid, pour boiling water on the teapot surface. After that, pour away the water and use a clean cloth to dry out the teapot surface, separate the lid and teapot body and let them being dried at a ventilated place.

 <Important reminder>

1. To start seasoning a new teapot, put the teapot inside the pot with cold water and let the water temperature goes up together with the teapot.

2. To make sure the teapot is completely soak inside the water. It is because the teapot clay will expand with the effect of "heat expansion and cold contraction", if there is part of the teapot area not soak inside the water, the difference of temperature may cause teapot cracked and damaged.

 

三个步骤教你怎么正确开壶

紫砂壶开壶的正确步骤:


1. 醒壶

把紫砂壶清理干净之后,将壶盖和壶体分离的放进锅里,加入纯净水将水烧开,烧开后需要调到慢火,大约再煮15-20分钟后就可以了。需要提醒的是煮过的紫砂壶是不能用凉水冲的。

2. 润壶

润壶在醒过的紫砂壶里放入大量的茶叶,倒入沸腾的开水后盖上,等待3-5个小时就可以了,这一步相当于试泡。

3. 晾壶

晾壶是经过了润壶的紫砂壶后,还需要用纯净水冲洗保证干净,清洗完后需要用干抹布来轻轻的将紫砂壶擦干,最后将刚煮开的水倒进紫砂壶里面,一直到水满出来后将壶盖盖上,然后用开水冲洗壶的表面即可,此步骤需要重复2次或3次。

<紫砂壶开壶注意事项>
1、冷水下壶,让壶与水温一起升高,最大程度的保护壶;
2、一定要使壶完全浸没于水中。因为泥料在摄取大量水分后会膨胀,加上“热胀冷缩”的作用,而未在水中的那部分因膨胀程度极小,力的作用易导致开裂的致命伤