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We understand that finding the perfect tea can be a personal journey, which is why we offer our sample pack. It allows you to explore the diverse flavors of Huang Shan teas and discover the one that resonates with your taste buds.

Each of the teas are sourced and produced directly from the tea farmers, ensuring the quality and the authentic taste.

Sample pack including:
Huang Shan Mao Feng – 10g
Tai Ping Hou Kui – 10g
Keemun Mao Feng – 10g
Osmanthus Keemun – 10g

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Brewing Long Jing: Gaiwan vs. Yixing Teapot – Which One is Right for You?

Are you a tea enthusiast looking for the perfect way to brew Long Jing tea? The debate between the Gaiwan and the Yixing teapot has been going on for years, and as a passionate tea lover, I want to help you find the best method for brewing this delicate and nuanced tea. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both the Gaiwan and the Yixing teapot, and help you decide which one is right for you.

The Pros of Using a Gaiwan

One of the biggest advantages of using a Gaiwan for Long Jing tea is that it allows you to control the steeping time and temperature. This is essential because Long Jing tea is delicate and can easily become oversteeped or burnt if the water is too hot. Additionally, the small size of the Gaiwan allows the tea to steep evenly and quickly, resulting in a perfectly brewed cup of tea.


The Cons of Using a Gaiwan

While the Gaiwan is an excellent choice for brewing Long Jing tea, it can be a bit tricky to use for beginners. The small size of the Gaiwan can make it difficult to handle, and the lid can sometimes be a bit fiddly. Additionally, the Gaiwan requires a bit of practice to master the pouring technique, which can be frustrating for some people.

The Pros of Using a Yixing Teapot

One of the biggest advantages of using a Yixing teapot for Long Jing tea is its ability to enhance the flavor and aroma of the tea over time. The porous nature of the clay allows the tea to steep slowly and evenly, resulting in a rich and complex flavor. Additionally, the Yixing teapot is easy to use and requires no special technique or skill.

yixing teapot

The Cons of Using a Yixing Teapot

Yixing teapot does have a few drawbacks. One of the main concerns is that certain types of Yixing teapots can smother the delicate flavors of green tea, including Long Jing, resulting bitterness. However, a Duanni Yixing teapot is less porous than other types of Yixing teapots and is more suitable for brewing green tea.

Some tea enthusiasts even prefer to use a Duanni Yixing teapot for brewing Long Jing tea, as it can enhance the tea’s aroma and flavor without overpowering it. Additionally, the Yixing teapot is not as versatile as the Gaiwan and is recommended to be used for one type of tea.

Using Glassware for Brewing Long Jing Tea

Glassware is another option that is worth considering. Glassware, such as a glass teapot or glass cup, allows you to see the color and clarity of the tea, which can be helpful when brewing delicate teas like Long Jing.

Glassware is also easy to clean and does not absorb flavors or aromas like clay teapots can. This makes it a great choice if you want to use the same brewing vessel for different types of tea.

In terms of the specific type of glassware to use, a glass teapot or glass cup with a lid is ideal. The lid helps to retain the heat and aroma of the tea, while the glass allows you to see the color, clarity and tea dance. Additionally, a glass teapot or cup with a built-in strainer is helpful for keeping the tea leaves out of your cup.

glass teapot


In conclusion, whether you choose the Gaiwan, Yixing teapot, or glassware, each method has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. The choice ultimately comes down to personal preference, but it is important to be mindful of the water temperature and steeping time to avoid overbrewing the delicate Long Jing tea. With practice and experimentation, you can find the perfect brewing method for you and enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of Long Jing tea every time.


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