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Do the different shapes of tea cups have an effect on tea tasting?

We often hear the saying "different shape of tea cups will affect the taste and texture of tea", the tea cup as the bearer of tea soup, through which the tea soup will be brought into our mouth, is it really because of the different shape and affect our perceived taste and texture? In response to this question, the cabinet took different shapes of tea cups to do an experimental comparison to see if it really has an impact on the tea as rumors say.
We often hear the saying "different shape of tea cups will affect the taste and texture of tea", as a tea cup is the bearer of tea soup, through which the tea soup is brought into our mouth, is it really because of the different shape and affect our perceived taste and texture? In response to this question, the cabinet took different shapes of tea cups to do an experiment to see if it really has an impact on the tea as rumors say.

I hereby declare that the final conclusion is only my personal sensory experience, for your reference only.


"The larger the cup, the faster the aroma loss?

Different tea cups will have an impact on tea tasting, one of the more widely said is that the wider the cup, the larger the cup, the faster the aroma loss in the tea cup, in the end, how is it, the cupboard took two small mouth cup and two large mouth cup and another tea-loving friends together for comparison.

Since it is about feeling the aroma, the higher aroma of cinnamon was chosen as the test subject. Two cups of tea with the same amount of tea broth, you can see that the broth color of the large mouth cup looks lighter and the broth color of the small cup is darker, this involves the principle of physics and is a normal situation, but not the topic we are going to discuss today. Back to the aroma, we poured the brewed tea broth into the large and small mouth cups, the cupboard and another friend picked up the first time to compare, the feeling is: the aroma performance does not appear to be a big difference. For the second comparison, after the tea broth was poured into the two cups, we paused for seven or eight seconds before drinking, and there was still no difference between the aromas of the two cups. However, a problem was found that the temperature of the tea broth in the large mouth cup dispersed faster than the small cup. So the cupboard believes that the reason why people feel that the aroma of tea soup in a large mouth cup is lost fast or weak aroma is because the tea soup temperature is different, warm tea soup compared to hot tea soup, easy to give the "illusion" of low aroma of warm tea soup, but in fact, the aroma is not lost, drink into your mouth, there is still aroma in the water. It is important to know that the aroma of tea leaves is already set during the greening and roasting stages, and a tea with aroma in the water is still aromatic in the water, no matter what cup is used to drink it. If you have to say the difference between a large mouth cup and a small mouth cup to drink tea, you can only say that the large mouth cup to drink tea, the temperature of the tea soup drops quickly.

"Is a cup with thicker walls more mellow than a thin cup?

A bubble of tea poured into a thick tea cup and a thin tea cup, if you feel that the thick cup drink up tea soup more mellow, the cupboard can tell you that this is also "illusion", is the lips contact to the mouth of the cup, tea soup entrance process brought about by the illusion. To feel whether a bubble of tea is really mellow, it is also necessary that the tea soup completely into the mouth, by the tongue to tell you, do not believe you have the conditions to carefully compare the feeling.

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