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Monday, May 12, 2014

Yixing Teapots

Tea in an Yixing teapot

Yixing teapots are made from yixing clay found in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. The expensive teapots are handcrafted. The cheaper ones like the one I have above, are produced by slipcasting.

The pot  absorbs the colour and fragrance of the tea. Ideally, one should brew the same kind of tea in the same pot so that the flavours of the tea are not corrupted by the residual fragrance inside the pot. We've gone a little overboard in this tea drinking. It is NOT a good idea to drink Chinese tea every day.

Tea is a natural antibacterial solution. The daily imbibing of this deliciously dry and perfumed beverage played havoc with my intestinal bacteria. Both The Husband and I began to experience bloating and intestinal discomfort. To replenish the intestinal probiotics, I have to make yoghurt everyday so that we can both have 2 pots of yoghurt daily.

Home Made Yoghurt (much cheaper than
store bought yoghurt).

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