Dehua in Fujian has been a famous porcelain centre since the Song Dynasty. The tradition of fine white porcelain that has a dense, warm white presence still strives today. We call it jade white, for easy reference. Rushi is the workshop which produced this series for us. This 165 ml capacity design is great for use both as an infusion ware and as a cup. Individually hand-painted.
Set of two gaiwans. Select from the bamboo motif or the lotus motif, or one each of the two designs.
This gaiwan has been developed for specialist use. A wide belly with round bottom for heat conservation and smooth convection during infusion. Shorter height to width for quick decantation. The height of the lid button and its thin wall is designed for heat insulation and ease of handling. So is the proportion of the width of the bowl and the total height of the lid. To make this bowl proper for use as a cup, there is a “lip” feature at the recess area in the saucer that holds the foot of the bowl. This lip is actually a remanent design of the original tea bowl receptacle — the predecessor of the gaiwan saucer.
Today Dehua porcelain is synonym with elaborate craft of statues of deities such as Guanyin ( aka Avalokiteśvara ). One of such product can be easily fetching thousands of dollars. Luckily not all workshops flock to create those products or else we would not be enjoying the utilitarian purpose of the fine white porcelain.
To us, offering the extremely rare Shiguping Wulong is not a challenge enough. We think we should give you the best of its kind. Trekking further deep into the mountain above the elusive main village of Shiguping we found the patch of land which the locals called Liao-xi-ya, where it all began. The tea is softer, yet fuller and even more complex than that in the main village. The very original Shiguping Wulong*, as highly acclaimed by the man who devoted all of his life in advocating oolongs of Phoenix, the 74 years-old tea specialist Huang Bozi.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSave
Finer and safer quality Longjing from the genuine origin has become so high price that there is a great demand for alternatives. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure is produced deep in the high mountains in a national conservation area away from pollution. Same latitude as Hangzhou, but higher up in altitude. Even more ideal for green tea. Not only does it answer the market need but can also satisfy the connoisseur’s high requirement for taste authenticity. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure. Purely Longjing.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
To acquire really fine Long-jing in rapidly changing China, we had to search away from tourists infested localities, and yet still faithful to the origin of Hangzhou. In Wu’s farm where the underground water is crisp and the air sweet, our Long-jing master realizes the environment is more important than the convenience; there would be no quality without the traditional respect for Nature. Tea Hong’s Long-jing Spring Equinox might well be used by nobles and mandarins in their tea competition when Emperor Qianlong was still young and flamboyant, and crazy about the tea.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
The intense and unique bouquety perfume of Tea Hong's Tieguanyin Floral comes from bioactive substances formed naturally upon proper processing of the young leaves from the Tieguanyin cultivar. Enjoy also its velvety texture and smooth taste upon stronger brewing, when you can steal a few minutes away from the hectics of the day to focus on preparing a nice little cup (or two) for drifting away. Only first flush from young bushes is used for this level of gastronomic excellence.Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack