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Gong Fu Cha

Literally translated as "tea with effort", Gong Fu Cha is one of the most traditional ways to brew Chinese teas. Whole leaves are brewed in a small teapot, and water is added to the same tea leaves several times. In effect, we think of this like brewing an espresso instead of a large pot of coffee - the process requires a bit more time and focus, but produces a more intense flavor.

  • Celadon Green Cup
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    Large, simple, and elegantly crafted water (or tea) cup from Xu De Jia, glazed in a unique green.


  • Buddha's Belly Utensil Set
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    Honey colored bamboo utensil set includes scoop, tongs, funnel, pick, and a tool for transferring tea from dish to brewing vessel. Utensils come with a unique base for easy storage, which has been pleasingly crafted into a teardrop shape that recalls the warm, gentle curves...


  • Lotus Tea Tray
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    Lotus Tea Tray

    $468.00

    This square tray features hand-carved radial inlets that allow water to smoothly flow to the center and out of sight. The intricately detailed surface gives the illusion of a grain texture, but is smooth to the touch. At 360 square inches, the tray can easily...


  • Artisan Yixing, Style 622
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    A wide pot in reddish-brown clay, with a swirl motif adorning the body. Delicate detailing throughout the handle, lid, and spout complete the intricate design and add visual interest to the surface, while the wide opening makes this pot easy to fill and clean.

    Each summer we travel to Jiangsu -...


  • Cherrywood Tea Scoop
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    Tea scoop carved from cherry wood, in a finish that accentuates the color of tea leaves.

    Scoop your tea leaves with peace of mind that even the most delicate tea leaves will receive gentle treatment.


  • Yixing Tasting Cup
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    These are our shop cups, used for all the tastings that we conduct day in and day out. They're pretty basic: crafted of yixing clay, then given a pure white glaze on the inside. For use with your own gong fu cha preparation.


  • Sheng Tea Tray
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    Sheng Tea Tray

    $538.00

    Our newest and one of our most visually striking trays. At 400 square inches, the Sheng tray holds a visual presence in any room, and is broad enough to easily accommodate gong fu cha for 6. Like all of our stone trays, the Sheng Tray...


  • Octagonal Tea Tray & Travel Kit
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    Cultivate a moment of true tranquility anywhere, at any occasion through a perfectly brewed cup of tea with this travel tea set. Crafted with honey-finished bamboo, this octagonal tray hides a second layer for storage of your gaiwan, server, and four tasting cups.

    The Chinese character...


  • The Integral Tea Utensil Set
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    There is a quiet refinement in pure simplicity.

    This three piece utensil set features clean lines and a scoop carved from sustainable bamboo - design direct from nature itself to nurture a quiet tea mind.

    Set contains all the essential pieces for traditional gong fu...


  • Celadon Gaiwan
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    Celadon Gaiwan

    $128.00

    A striking gaiwan from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia, with a decidedly modern aesthetic. The bottom dish has an inset seat for the foot of the bowl to ensure a stable base. Hand-crafted in white stoneware, then glazed in luscious pale blue celadon.

    Combined with...


  • Xu De Jia Tray
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    Xu De Jia Tray

    $128.00

    This simple tea tray is the piece that first piqued our interest in celadon ware by Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia. Modern and beautiful in its simplicity. Thick glazed in lustrous celadon, and available in either creamy sapphire blue celadon or antique linen.

    This tea...


  • Artisan Yixing, Style 623
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    This classic spherical theme pot is one of our largest capacity pots in this year's collection. At 10 ounces, it is appropriate for any occasion. Built of burnished reddish-brown clay and elegantly minimal.

    Each summer we travel to Jiangsu - the province in which the city...


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