What types of teapots were used in Asia for brewing medicinal herbal teas?

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Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:36 pm

I’d like to know more, does anyone know? I’m assuming they used a larger glazed type of pot instead of a 150ml yixing.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 am

You use past tense in your question and I think mostly likely the pot used was very similar to what we use today. For boiling Chinese herbs, I use a very large (850ml?) side handle thick ceramic pot that is glazed inside, sometimes outside also. It goes on a gas stove over a diffuser, and or over open flames.

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 am

Victoria wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 am
You use past tense in your question and I think mostly likely the pot used was very similar to what we use today. For boiling Chinese herbs, I use a very large (850ml?) side handle thick ceramic pot that is glazed inside, sometimes outside also. It goes on a gas stove over a diffuser, and or over open flames.


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That is some very interesting style of pot!
Qi pottery on instagram posted once that in the past mostly side handle pots were used to cook medicine.
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Victoria wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 am
You use past tense in your question and I think mostly likely the pot used was very similar to what we use today. For boiling Chinese herbs, I use a very large (850ml?) side handle thick ceramic pot that is glazed inside, sometimes outside also. It goes on a gas stove over a diffuser, and or over open flames.


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That's amazing that it can be used over an open flame, I'd be worried to use it.
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:18 pm

For now I’m using this to brew herbal teas in until I find a good vessel.
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 am

Mostly clay based teapots. They're still used today to slow cook medicinal soups.
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