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Cultural history Why are teapots and teacups shaped differently than coffee dishes?

On the one hand, this has historical reasons, which derive from the traditional preparation of both hot drinks. Coffee was boiled earlier. In doing so he foams; hence the tall coffee pot. The shape of the bulbous teapots, however, accommodated the previously common way of making tea, says tea merchant Ernst Janssen: "The tea developed better in a bulbous teapot because - when sieves were not yet in use - it could simply swim more freely."

Delicate porcelain - better aroma

In turn, the shape of the jugs was partially transferred to the cups so that a uniform picture emerges: the bulbous teapot is more likely to fit wide, curved cups. But there are also reasons for taste: drunk from a wide cup, preferably with a thin rim, the aroma unfolds much better than from a typical cup Mug - So one of those tall, cylindrical mugs with a thick wall that are often found in offices. They are nice and stable and a lot fits in - but for true tea enjoyment, they are less recommended than classic tea sets.

Cup handle: a European invention

Incidentally, cups with handles are a European invention. When European traders imported tea from China in the 18th century, they also brought porcelain cups with them - but they did not yet have handles. Henkel were only subsequently "snapped" in Europe. And only over time did the Chinese adapt to this preference of the Europeans and manufacture cups with handles.

Warning of the warmer

Another utensil that Ernst Janssen expressly warns against has spread in German tea culture. Because there is one thing you shouldn't do with tea: put it on the warmer. Why? Because the heat from the candle in the warmer ensures that the tea “draws in”. It makes it more and more bitter and inedible.

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