Many Taoyou, who are also senior tea friends, have found their own tea drinking methods, including tea products and tea utensils. Therefore, when choosing tea utensils, the capacity is not a problem.
But there are still some Taoyou, especially those who have been in contact with the teapot or who have just started drinking tea. When buying a pot, it is not clear how much capacity to choose.
What is the capacity of a pot? I think we can make a comprehensive decision from two aspects for your reference only.
1、 What kind of tea to make
Three elements of tea making: water temperature, amount of tea, brewing time.
The same pot, brewing different tea, the amount of tea is not the same. Although the amount of tea consumed varies from person to person and from place to place, there is no precise standard, but the long-term experience of drinking has made most tea friends form some basic consensus. For example, the ratio of tea to water should be 1:50 ~ 60.
For black tea and green tea, the recommended amount of tea is 3 G, and the water requirement is 150-200 ml; for Pu’er tea, the amount of tea added is 5-8 g, and the water requirement is more than 250 ml.
So if you buy a pot for brewing black tea and some middle and low-grade green tea, it is recommended to buy 150-200 ml range; if it is used for brewing Pu’er tea, it is recommended to buy more than 250 ml.
However, there are some special teas, such as oolong tea. No matter the size of the teapot, the amount of tea consumed accounts for almost half of the capacity of the teapot. At this time, another factor needs to be considered.
2、 On what occasion
The number of tea drinkers varies with the occasion. If there are five or six people drinking tea together at the same time, and you only have a 100ml Mini Pot for private tea drinking, regardless of what the guests think, you will be busy during the whole tea drinking period.
Generally, the capacity of a tea cup is between 50 and 80 ml. we take a middle value of 65 ml and pour the tea 7% full, that is, each guest cup is about 40 ml.
If there are often five or six people drinking tea at the same time, the teapot capacity is recommended to be 200-240 ml. Considering that the tea will occupy a part of the capacity, the capacity can be increased appropriately.
Of course, the above two aspects are just a simple calculation for your reference. In fact, we need to consider these two aspects comprehensively, and even consider the different regions and different people’s choice of tea soup.
What kind of tea? On what occasion? Which people in which place drink tea? After considering these factors, I believe you can choose the best capacity.