Tea has been an extremely important part of Vietnamese culture for hundreds of years. Today, you may see the diverse ways Vietnamese drink it and use tea sets. To choose the most appropriate one, Vietnamese base on the time of the year, type of tea, and event on which tea is served. In this article we want to tell you about selection Vietnamese tea set in each situation.
Teapot and tea set in general is one of the most important things that help to make the cup of Vietnamese tea.
Traditional Vietnamese tea set includes 1 large teapot, 1 big teacup (optional), 1-6 small teacups, and saucers. The large teacup is used for tea infusion to make tea color in each small teacup the same. In case you don’t have it, pour a tea into each small cup. Tea sets are chosen according to the number of drinkers. For instance, for 1 person – a 70-120ml teapot, for two people – a 150-220ml teapot, for 4-6 people – a 250ml teapot.
Formal events cover weddings, funerals, meetings, receiving guests, and others. Tea sets used on such type of events have a simple enamel texture but at the same time are luxurious and elegant. For such cases Vietnamese use tea set are made from high-grade porcelain and have saucers for the teapot and each cup. They include a big teapot and 4-6 round teacups.
It is quite common in Vietnam to find on the sidewalk hot or iced tea. It is useful as Vietnamese prefer drinking tea after having a meal or on the road to work or home. That’s why sidewalk tea shops are open almost everywhere. Often tea sets there are large so that it would be easier to serve many drinkers. This tea set may include a porcelain or aluminum kettle and glass cups.
Vietnamese have mini tea sets for worships at ancestor altars. It usually includes 1 mini teapot and 3-5 mini teacups. Due to its profound spiritual importance in Vietnam, the worshiping tea set should be selected separately. But it is allowed to use it with other household things. Worships demonstrate your thoughtfulness and show respect for the ancestors, so you should carefully select an appropriate tea set.
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