In his second article on gongfu cha technique, Teaparker reminds us NOT to use a metal filter between the teapot and the cups. Metal will change the fragrance and the taste of tea.
The residues will give you additional information if you want to judge a tea for its quality. And if you just want to enjoy your tea, just think of them as charming tiny parts of beautiful, natural tea leaves.
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