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Tea Trays

In traditional Gong Fu Cha style brewing, excess water is used to warm and rinse the teaware, and then discarded. Tea trays are designed to collect this excess water and drain it from the brewing space.

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Sheng Tea Tray
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    Sheng Tea Tray

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    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...


  • 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...


  • Diagonal side view: Basic Long Service Tray
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    Our basic tea service tray is perfectly versatile. Try lining with a tea towel and brewing a couple of rounds of gong fu cha, or simply using the tray to organize and keep your tea ware in one place.

    Crafted of honey-hued bamboo. A raised...


  • Modern Ebony Tea Tray
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    A modern update to our favorite tray, the Modern Ebony tray has a broad polished surface, with a textured edge and intricately carved stylized characters on the tea server's side. Subtly carved into the edge of the rounded rectangular basin is a slim inlet that...


  • Harmony Stone Tea Tray
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    This is the most symbolic of our stone tea trays. Its depiction of an incomplete circle brush-stroked inside the square form of the tray echoes both traditional Chinese and Japanese zen principles. According to Chinese tradition, the tray captures the relationship between the heavens, represented...


  • Temple Stone Tea Tray
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    Exquisite lines that bring to mind the roof lines of ancient Chinese cities, pagodas and temples. The smooth polished sides of the tray meet at precise edges, slightly upturned on all four sides but dramatically turned on the right and left. The surface of the...


  • Incense Bowl
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    Incense Bowl

    $160.00

    Handcrafted from light clay and glazed with a sapphire blue celadon. This large bowl is perfect for collecting excess water during the process of brewing. Available in two styles: a clean, modern shape and a more ornate, floral design.

    The sapphire blue celadon glaze is slightly under-fired...


  • Front view: Antique Ebony Wood Tea Tray, Lattice
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    Discovered in Taiwan on our most recent sourcing trip, this antique trays is made of natural ebony wood. The clean lines and modern design of these trays make tea preparation a meditative experience.

    The solid wood is shaped with a gentle gradient to lead water toward the...


  • Front view: Antique Ebony Wood Tea Tray, Plain
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    Discovered in Taiwan on our most recent sourcing trip, this antique trays is made of natural ebony wood. The clean lines and modern design of these trays make tea preparation a meditative experience.

    The solid wood is shaped with a gentle gradient to lead water toward the...


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