Graceful curves and a rough-hewn surface give this modestly sized tea tray a natural beauty that is delicate yet grounded. The stone tray rests on a hollow wooden box which elevates the brewing surface and creates a flat edge where tasting cups can rest comfortably for service. A gradual slope drains water towards a line of small outlets to one end of the tray.
Carved from dark basalt, an igneous rock found in the hills of Hualong County, Qinghai Province, the tray’s surface brings to mind weathered stone. On the bottom corner a stamp is carved with four stylized Chinese characters: Xing Yun Liu Shui, a Chinese idiom meaning to flow naturally or smoothly. The tray is supported by a hollow box made of light wood, making space for drainage and a contrastingly beautiful foundation for the stone tray.
Can be set up to drain directly into an included plastic tray or into an under-table reservoir via an included rubber tube.
width 19.75" • height 1.25" • depth 12.75"