When we buy a new teapot, we can't use it to make tea in a hurry. We need to carry out a traditional process - "opening the teapot". In this way, the service life of the teapot can be increased, and the tea leaves cooked in the teapot in the future can retain fragrance. Next, Xiaobian will share with you the traditional steps of the teapot.
First of all, we should wipe all the pot of the purple clay pot with soft cloth, and then put it in the clear water for 5~10 minutes, so that we can remove the earthy taste of the purple clay pot. After it is fished out of boiling water, it is placed aside and allowed to cool, and then the old tofu is added into the pot. Because the tofu contains gypsum, it can help the purple clay pot to 'lower the fire'. But pay attention to the tofu compression, to prevent the boiling process in the water overflow. After pressing, put the red clay pot with bean curd into the pot, add cooling water and boil it slowly, wait until the room is full of bean curd aroma and boil for 5-10 minutes, then the red clay pot can be fished out.
After the teapot in the previous step is fished out, the tofu in the teapot is poured out, and then the body of the teapot is washed with hot water and placed aside for natural cooling. And then we're going to take the next step -- moistening. We need to prepare some sugarcane heads, then cut them into small sections, put them into a pot with water and boil them slowly together with a purple clay pot. Also, after the aroma of sugarcane comes out, cook them for another 5-10 minutes, and then put them aside for cooling.
Seeing this, the last step of boiling is not the same as that of setting the taste. Take out the tea you want to use for a long time, such as Pu'er tea, Tieguanyin tea, Longjing tea, etc. Put it into the pot together with the pot and boil it with water until the aroma of tea overflows, and then continue to boil for 10 minutes. At this time, pull out the pot and tea together, rub the boiled tea on the pot body and lid again, and finally rinse the pot with water. The whole 'boiling' work is completed.