Rock tea review kit (gaiwan, bowl, spoon, teacup)
There are many "tricks" to drinking Wuyi rock tea. The whole process, from smelling the aroma to tasting the tea, has many deeply meaningful aspects. The so-called rock tea evaluation is actually very interesting. It is done with a gaiwan, a bowl and a spoon. Although we who often drink rock tea find it commonplace when watching the tea tasting, for foreign tea lovers, the tasting may be confusing. For example, it is difficult to understand why a spoon is placed in the bowl.
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So, do you tea lovers have an answer to the above question?
This is what some tea lovers said about putting spoons in the bowls for tasting rock tea.
Tea lover A: If you don't put a spoon in the bowl, you should drink it from the bowl.
Tea lover B: Experts use a spoon to check the aroma and compare the changes and characteristics of each brew.
Tea lover C: A large bowl of tea can be shared by many people.
Tea lover D: The spoon is used to scoop the tea to check its colour, and to smell the fragrance at the bottom of the spoon when the spoon is removed from the tea soup (aroma left in the cup).
Tea lovers E: sick tea enthusiasts lying in bed need someone to feed them tea
Aren't those answers interesting?
The purpose of putting a spoon in the tea tasting bowl is very simple and can be summarised as follows:
1. It makes it more convenient to divide the tea
Foreign tea lovers may not have seen the situation when tasting rock tea. The tasting is not just one infusion of tea for evaluation, it may be more than one infusion of the tea in question. In addition, there are usually several experts involved in the tasting, so the spoon for rock tea tasting is for sharing tea, especially at tea competitions, when the experts have a lot of tea to drink.
With 10 review bowls lined up, it is a true spectacle. You would feel full just looking at the tea soup, let alone having to choose the top-ranked tea from it.
It's better to use a spoon to divide it into small cups and drink it.
2. Smelling the aroma
The aroma on the spoon is the same as the aroma left in the cup after drinking rock tea. During the tasting, the aroma of rock tea is best experienced on the spoon. If you don't believe me, just try it when you drink your tea tea.
Now you know that even a small spoon has a big role to play in the evaluation of rock tea. Don't you think it's amazing?