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.
Huangshan (translate: Yellow Mountain) is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a China national conservation. Besides beautiful sceneries, it is also the origin for many a fine teas, such as Huangshan Maofeng. The tender young leaf shoot to make Huangshan Spring Equinox is always plucked with one or two tiny immediate leaves. A much sought after green tea amongst connoisseurs worldwide.
A green tea made from the first flush of a Taiwan wulong cultivar grown in the mountains of the Huangshan UNESCO World Heritage Site to the strictest organic standard, Tea Hong’s Organic Spring has a mild and yet flavorful character that changes according to how it is infused and the state of the drinker. This non-demanding fluidity makes this tea a great choice for the Zen sitter and the hard thinker, to whom discovery is a transcendence.
Song pedigree tea cultivar Huangzhi Xiang distinguishes itself from others of the same name not only by its living ancestor that has been carbon-dated back to the 13th century (late Song), but also by the elegantly complex taste and aroma of the tea it yields. That is why it is the most revered of all Phoenix oolong in its own origin and at the nearby Gongfu Tea Capital of the World — Chaozhou.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Plus 20 g more for free! = 60 g. That is 50% more tea for free