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Tea Technique: How to Use a Yixing Pot

Crafted using a variety of ceramics techniques but left unglazed, a Yixing pot is able to withstand a higher temperature than glazed porcelains, making it the ideal choice for teas that demand a higher steeping temperature, such as oolong teas or black teas. Here's how to get started with your Yixing pot. More

Tea Technique: Steeping Oolong

Oolong is the sort of tea whose pleasures, much like its fragrant leaves, unfurl and reveal more and more over time and repeated infusion. Oolong needs room for its leaves to expand, but it also wants a practical sized vessel for repeated infusions. More

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