Recently, green tea is sold in PET bottles and paper packs and can be easily drunk at any time.
Green tea in PET bottles and packs is also delicious, but green tea carefully brewed in a special tea set such as a kyusu is exceptional.
Carefully brewed tea will heal the mind and body of us Japanese.
If you stick to tea utensils such as Kyusu and Yunomi for brewing green tea, your tea time will be enriched.
This time,Green tea tea setI will introduce about.
◉ Types of tea sets and how to choose them
The tea set used when brewing green tea
For storing tea leaves"Tea Caddy"
Measure tea leaves"Tea spoon"
Pour tea and drink"Tea bowl (hot water only)"And lay under it"saucer"
Green tea leaves are a dry product, so if they get damp or are exposed to the air for a long time, they will oxidize and lose their flavor and aroma.
The "tea canister" is made to preserve the tea leaves so that they do not oxidize.
When choosing a tea canister, it is important to choose one with a high degree of airtightness, such as with rubber packing.
There are various sizes of tea canisters, large, medium and small, but the tea leaves come into contact with the air each time the tea canister is opened and closed, so it is not so much.Not too bigWe recommend that you choose.
As a guide, it is good to choose a size that can store one month's worth of tea leaves.
◎ Tea spoon
A teaspoon is a spoon smaller than a teaspoon and is used to scoop tea leaves. The capacity of a teaspoon is half a teaspoon.
Some are made of bamboo and some are made of the now popular diatomaceous earth, including stainless steel and wooden ones.
Tea spoons are not always necessary, but it is convenient to have them, and there are many fashionable ones with various designs, so brewing tea with your favorite tea spoon will make your tea time even more enjoyable. prize.
Kyusu is a container for pouring hot water into dried tea leaves to open them.
By the way, it's not "Kyusu" but "Kyusu".
Many Kyusu have a tea strainer, and tea leaves are put in the tea strainer, and hot water is poured over it to open the tea leaves and extract the tea.
Speaking of Kyusu, Tokoname ware is used, but recently, heat-resistant glass and hard-to-break resin are also available.
Stoneware and pottery such as Tokoname ware and Mino ware have the property of removing impurities contained in water, and can brew mellow tea.
It also has the property of bringing out the astringency of tea in a well-balanced manner.
Porcelain such as Arita porcelain does not affect the taste of tea compared to pottery, but you can enjoy the original taste of tea.
In addition, there are many high-class items that you can enjoy even by looking at them.
With heat-resistant glass, you can visually enjoy how the tea leaves open and how the tea is extracted. The taste and aroma of tea come out straight.
Some are compatible with microwave ovens, so it is convenient to be able to reheat them.
Resin kyusu is affordable, easy to get, and hard to break, making it ideal for everyday use.
Unlike heat-resistant glass, it cannot be reheated, but it is recommended for those who have small children or who often break dishes.
There is also an iron kyusu, but since it was originally made to boil water, it is not suitable for those that produce a delicate taste such as green tea.
It can be used without problems for fragrant teas such as roasted green tea and brown rice tea.
There are also types of tea strainers built into the Kyusu.
A type of tea strainer with a small hole in the body of the pottery. The interior space is large, and the tea leaves swim around in the Kyusu, so you can make flavorful tea.
However, if you do not choose one with a small hole, tea leaves will come out or become clogged, so when purchasing, look at the real thing and choose.
・ Stainless steel mesh
Stainless mesh is recommended for everyday use. Since it is a mesh, there are almost no coarse ones and it can be used for any tea leaves.
It is also hygienic as it is easy to clean.
If you choose a tea strainer with a shallow depth, when you want to brew only one cup of tea, the tea leaves will not soak in the hot water and the tea leaves will not open, so it is recommended to choose a deep tea strainer.
◉ Teacup (hot water only)
A container for drinking tea.
The materials vary from ceramics and earthenware to glass, and there are various designs, and the taste of tea changes depending on the hot water alone.
Only ceramic hot water is the best match for green tea.
Only the pottery hot water is thick, so it is recommended for those who want to drink hot tea.
Most of the porcelain hot water has a thin mouth and is pleasant to the touch.
There are various sizes, patterns, and designs, so please use only your favorite hot water.
A cup is a saucer that is laid under a bowl (only hot water).
The reading is "chataku".
I think that few people use it when they drink tea at home.
Not only does the cup look better, but you don't have to directly hold the bowl that the customer puts in when serving tea, so I would like to use it as a concern when visiting customers.
In order to use the cup smoothly, choose a size and shape that suits only the hot water you have. There are many flat, rounded, lacquer and wooden ones, so it's a good idea to consider the material of only hot water.
◉ Tea set brand
The brand of green tea ware is ceramicsMino wareorArita porcelain、Six ancient kilns in JapanIs famous.
Six ancient kilns in Japan are Seto ware, Tokoname ware, Echizen ware, Shigaraki ware, Tamba ware, and Bizen ware, which are traditional products that have been produced since the Middle Ages.
Glass tea ware is made by a heat-resistant glass manufacturer.HarioIs popular.
Popular brands include Shoshinno Kobo, Hakusan Pottery, Saikai Pottery, and Marimekko, and you can also see branded Yunomi and teapots along with food photos on Instagram.
Famous designers, ironware, and branded items cost 10,000 yen or more for the Kyusu alone, but if it is not a branded item or if it is made of Hario glass, the price is 2,000 to 5,000 yen for the Kyusu only. It is possible to purchase at a reasonable price.
It has become easier to drink green tea, and it has become unfamiliar to the younger generation in particular, but carefully made tea ware enhances the taste of tea.
For those who usually drink PET bottles and watered green tea,
If you prepare your favorite tea set and brew tea with more effort than usual, you may fall in love with green tea.