Using the eternally popular teapot for a tea ritual

Using the eternally popular teapot for a tea ritual
The traditional drinking of tea is a kind of small ceremony for people around the world. Making and drinking tea is also a special ritual. All types of tea can be drunk throughout the year and throughout the day. People tend to drink more tea during the winter and cold days. The teapot used to be one of the key items for the tea drinking ceremony. For many people, even today, this beautiful tradition is part of their lifestyle.
The supply of teapots in today’s market is still very lavish. There are still minimalist teapots, classic, but also very modern teapots. Teapots can be made of different materials. There are teapots made of ceramics and porcelain, glass or stainless steel. Some teapots are in the format and with a strainer for drinking tea in leaves.
A hot and favorite drink of different taste can be obtained in just one or two minutes. The procedure is simple. Take a bag of suitable tea and put it in the teapot. Add sugar or honey as desired and pour over boiled hot water. Making tea, however, has not always been as simple as it is today. Tea was first used in ancient China more than 14 centuries ago. In ancient China, making tea was a real little ritual. A certain mixture of herbs was then placed in a cup and then poured over with hot water, which had previously been boiled for a long time. Then they waited for the herbs to “settle” at the bottom of the cup, so the tea was ready to serve.
The first teapots, however, were not made in China but on the Old Continent when tea arrived from Asia. It is also becoming popular on European soil. However, according to some data, round-shaped pots (which did not look like teapots as we know them today) were used only for making tea. They have been used in Japan since the beginning of the 16th century. These vessels were made of steel with round handles and very nice outer patterns. The craftsmen for making these vessels were extremely respected.

Teapots were made from a steel cooking pot that was placed directly on the fire. In many parts of the world, teapots were made that did not differ significantly in appearance, but in size and manner of decoration. In Russia, for example, tea water is boiled in a samovar, and it is assumed that the Russians learned this method of preparation from the Persians.
At the turn of the 18th century in England (a country where tea has traditionally been drunk for centuries), a silver teapot began to be used instead of a steel teapot. The first such vessel for cooking water appeared on the British Isles in 1670. The drink in this bowl remained hot for a long time. In parallel with the development of technology and the discovery of the stove (which replaced the hearth and fire), the kettle also changed its appearance. The kettle became adaptable to the surface of the hob. In 1937, the first automatic tea maker appeared on the market. This teapot would beep as soon as the potion was cooked.
New water cooking devices (electric) have also appeared on the market, in which water for a certain beverage would be prepared in a very short time. This speeds up the way tea is brewed, but perhaps also loses the charm of enjoying the once slow and easy preparation of tea.

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