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Gongfu Cha Basics

Try your hand at the traditional method of brewing Chinese teas with these essential pieces. Get started quickly with a complete tea set, or build a custom collection with our classic pieces. Then select one of our tea sampler collections and brew your very own tea tasting flight!

  • Stagg EKG+ Kettle
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    Form meets function in the Stagg EKG+, a bluetooth-enabled, temperature-controlled water kettle by Fellow.

    Though minimalist in design, the Stagg EKG+ is one of the most capable¬†electric kettles available. With bluetooth connectivity,¬†a¬†lightning-fast 1200 Watt heating element, wide¬†variable temperature range of¬†104-212¬įF¬†(40-100¬įC), 60-minute temperature hold, and ultra-precise pour, this... ‚Üí


  • Stagg EKG Kettle
    Quick shop

    Form meets function in the Stagg EKG, an advanced temperature-controlled water kettle by Fellow.

    Though minimalist in design, the Stagg EKG is one of the most capable electric... →


  • Stagg EKG Kettle
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    Stagg EKG Kettle

    Sold out

    Form meets function in the Stagg EKG, an advanced temperature-controlled water kettle by Fellow.

    Though minimalist in design, the Stagg EKG is one of the most capable electric... →


  • Stagg EKG Kettle
    Quick shop

    Form meets function in the Stagg EKG, an advanced temperature-controlled water kettle by Fellow.

    Though minimalist in design, the Stagg EKG is one of the most capable electric... →


  • Spring Gaiwan
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    Spring Gaiwan

    $40.00

    The successor to our wildly popular Jingdezhen Spring Gaiwan, our new Spring Gaiwan is handcrafted in Dehua, Fujian from paper-thin, high-fired porcelain. Finished with a thin, hand-painted... →


  • Summer Gaiwan
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    Summer Gaiwan

    $40.00

    The successor to our wildly popular Jingdezhen Summer Gaiwan, our new Summer Gaiwan is handcrafted in Dehua, Fujian from paper-thin, high-fired porcelain. Finished with a thin, hand-painted cerulean line... →


  • Modern Glass Server
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    A sleek, minimal glass pitcher designed with gong fu cha in mind. The large capacity makes this server ideal for combining infusions or serving groups, while the precisely pointed spout offers a pour without dribbles. Crafted of thick borosilicate glass that is twice the weight... ‚Üí


  • 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.

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  • White Tea Dish
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    A simple and beautifully shaped vessel for holding your tea leaves. We use it at the shop as a presentation dish to show the tea before brewing. For gong fu cha, the tea dish is an elegant intermediary between a canister of tea and the... ‚Üí


  • Digital Tea Scale
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    Easy to use, with an unbranded matte black design, this minimalist scale is perfect for portioning premium tea leaves for gongfu brewing. The scale is accurate to 0.01 grams, with a maximum capacity of 300 grams, and will quickly become an invaluable tool in your pursuit of... →


  • Leaf Strainer
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    Leaf Strainer

    $12.00

    Our Leaf Strainer is an elegant and completely unique way to filter your loose leaf tea when brewing gongfu-style or decanting into a mug. Crafted from... ‚Üí


  • 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.

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