One of the most pleasant discoveries I’ve made over the last year has been my affection for tea. I started taking tea because I was told that it would help with my inflammation and nerves and it worked. (Or at least I think it did because they went away).
Then I found that I just wanted a cup of tea every day. It won’t replace my coffee (never!) but it has become part of my daily ritual. So, I was happy to test out this Hwagui Teapot. It’s all glass but has a Japanese-style but the price was oh so low. Let’s see how it did:
The Japanese Take Tea Seriously
Students of Oriental culture will know that tea is a big deal in both Japan and China. In Japan, it’s such an important part of the culture that they have a ceremony for preparing and serving tea. Tasty Japan demonstrates in this video:
So, tasty and so much fun!
So, About The Hwagui?
Firstly, it has to be said that this is not the easiest teapot to pronounce. That’s a seriously unusual set of syllables to roll off the English-speaker’s tongue. However, it’s the only thing that leaves me concerned with the Hwagui Teapot.
This is a well-made, beautifully-designed, teapot. It’s pretty enough that I actually spent some time just sitting on a stool in the kitchen admiring it as the tea brewed within. The tea tasted great as well and that’s the most important thing.