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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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 Lotus Drainage Plate
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    Handcrafted from light clay and glazed with a sapphire blue celadon, this unique plate was commissioned from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia. With drainage holes in the center, this plate will hold a pot neatly above spillage on a larger tray. Place atop one of Xu...


  • 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...


  • Square Bamboo Service Tray
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    Our square bamboo service tray is perfectly versatile. Try lining with a tea towel and brewing a couple of rounds of gong fu cha, or simply use the tray to organize and keep your teaware in one place.

    Crafted of honey-hued...


  • Lotus Tea Tray
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    Lotus Tea Tray

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    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...


  • 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...


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