Bamboo Teacup with Lid - Yixing - Good Life Tea

Bamboo Teacup with Lid - Yixing

  • A hand made tea cup made by craftsmen in China using centuries old techniques.  The yixing clay teapot is unglazed and will become seasoned the more you use it.  The Chinese believe that the red clay found in the Jiangsu province has a unique qualities which make your tea taste better.  For best results use these cups with one type of tea (white, green, oolong, black, herbal), and wash them by hand. You'll be delighted by the improved taste of your tea after multiple uses.

    This tea cup is beautifully crafted with a bamboo design handle.  The snag fitting lid will help keep your tea warm and helps keep it in the cup while you move around the house or office.

    Care Instructions.  Rinse with water after each use.  Do not use soap. 

    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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