Silver teapots produce a very strong and yet clean tasting tea brew when you use good tea leaves. The high heat conductivity of silver helps get the most out of the leaves. This is the reason why silver is best suited for top quality teas with tips. And the antimicrobial properties of silver give this very clean and pure taste. These are very practical reasons that make silver well suited to brew tea.
The third reason is linked to the first, its high value. Such a precious material calls for exquisite designs and refinement. Silver tea sets are often very ornamental and almost works of art by themselves. They embody the spirit of the Cha Xi: practical beauty. The tea flows with much grace when coming out of this long spout:
|A Japanese silver Cha Tuo shaped like petals|