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The Always Teapot

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Dirty Lies: Most Americans would consider this a small pot, while most Chinese would consider this pot rather large. Really, it's just the right size for everyone to appreciate.

The Truth
: The Always Teapot is always a good tea pot for the occasion. At 250ml, it fills an 8 ounce mug just right, giving you a cup of perfectly brewed tea in under a minute. Kind of like the French Press of tea, but quicker, tastier and re-steepable. It also is great for gong fu style drinking, giving 4-6 people a cup-full each brew.

Every tea will vary slightly. Moreover, temperature, tea, and water values all must strike a balance to suit personal preference. 
That said, rough guidelines for brewing with this pot follow:

  • Green tea   160-175° water
    2-3g for 2-3 min, for two steeps 
    3-5g for 1 min 30 sec for first steep, expect 4 steeps
  • Wulong       175-195° water is common, but 208° is also common.
    2-3g for 2-3 min for two steeps
    5-7g for 6+ steepings at 20, 25, 25, 30, 45, 1min
  • Red            195-208° water
    2-3g for 3-5 min for two steeps
    3-5g for 6+ steepings at 20, 25, 25, 30, 45, 1min
  • Pu'er           208° water
    3-5g for 3-5 min for two steeps
    5-10g for 6+ steepings at 20, 25, 25, 30, 45, 1min

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