Tea keeps teapots shiny

  1. Hi, I was watching Sherlock s1e2 which featured someone explaining that teapots where kept shiny from continued exposure to tea, what compound causes this does anyone know?
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  3. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    What material? My teapots are ceramic and tea discolors them.
  4. Ryan_m_b

    Staff: Mentor

    This is a stage in traditional Chinese tea ceremonies (of which there are a few I believe). Some involve pouring excess water or tea over a clay lot to cure the clay. Not sure if that actually works or is just ritual.

  5. Thanks, that's what I saw but does anybody know if it works/what causes this?
  6. Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
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  7. Thank you all especially enigman.
  8. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

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