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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.

  • 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...


  • Yixing Tea Tray
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    This traditional tea tray, made of unglazed Yixing clay, is designed to trap rinse water while brewing gong fu cha. Rather than holding the pot above the water level, like most modern tea trays, this large dish collects water around the teapot, helping...


  • Long Bamboo 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...


  • Ru Kiln Chrysanthemum Plate
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    Handcrafted from light clay and glazed with a sapphire blue celadon, these plates were commissioned in 2017 from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia. They are perfect for holding a single teapot while brewing, and will elegantly contain any minor spills or overflow.

    The shape of the plate...


  • Ru Kiln Round Plate
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    Handcrafted from light clay and glazed with a sapphire blue celadon, this small dish was commissioned from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia. It is perfect for holding a single teapot while brewing, and will elegantly contain any minor spills or overflow.

    The shape of the plate is simple...


  • Ru Kiln Lotus Tray: Small
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    Handcrafted from dark clay and glazed with classic Ru-style celadon, this unique tea tray was commissioned from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia. With a removable pot rest in the center, this tray elevates your brewing vessel and provides an elegant way to manage runoff water and excess tea...


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