Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cha Dao Utensils: Tea Pick - Cha diao 茶针

Tea pick - an extremely useful tea tool that is essential to keep the spouts of your precious teapots clear of tea debris. This tool is usually used to pick out the pieces tea leaves that may have lodged itself in the spouts. Most well made teapots usually will have a ceramic component on the inside of the teapot to avoid tea leaves from passing through the spout. However, over time a build up of tea debris can occur on this ceramic netting. The pick is useful to keep the tiny holes clear and open. Essential that the cleaning is done after each use. Build up will harden and solidify. It is best done after each use and cleaning.

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