To make the best tasting gourmet teas, you should only add fresh filtered water to your kettle and steep the tea in another receptacle. Materials that are used to make tea kettles include copper, stainless steel, and glass. Electric tea kettles are also available if you favor a kettle that is modern and optimally convenient.Most gourmet tea connoisseurs recommend using a different tea pot for each type of tea you drink. This is because the technique for brewing a good cup of tea is different depending on the type of tea. Green teas are best brewed in a small tea pot from China or Japan. Porcelain 2 to 4-cup tea pots are appropriate for brewing black tea. Herbal gourmet teas look colorful and elegant when brewed in clear glass tea pots. The only downside of glass tea pots is that they lose their temperature fast.
Other accessories that will help you brew a delicious tasting cup of gourmet tea include tea cups, tea spoons, digital timers, and tea cozies. Tea cups come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. You may even choose to brew your tea inside of your tea cup using a tea mug that contains a fitted infuser. White tea cups can become discolored over time, particularly if you drink a lot of black tea. Ceramic tea pots are good because they retain the tea's heat for longer. And like tea pots, tea cups make great gifts.