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It's All About Tea — porcelain

The History of Teaware - Shui Ping Teapot Design

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In today's blog post, we'll talk about one of the most classic teapot designs - the Shui Ping pot. This teapot design has become an integral part of China's prevailing Gong Fu Cha tea culture, while also establishing itself as one of the classic designs in Yixing's ceramic industry. 

Shui Ping is hailed as one of the most proportionate and functional designs in the tea-world, so much so that its design largely remained unchanged in the next half-millennium after its invention. Let's find out the secrets behind this achievement! (Read more)

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Making Your Own Teaware! Pottery At Home

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Like any proper tea enthusiast, we’re sure your eyes light up just like ours do every time you see a beautiful piece of teaware! But have you ever considered making your own teaware? Sure, it may not turn out as perfect as a Yixing teapot made by a multi-generational master. However, it will be yours! Furthermore, it will definitely become a conversation piece during your next friendly tea ceremony. In this post, we share some tips on how to make your own teaware. (Read more)

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The Effects of Clay on Loose Leaf Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

When choosing the right teaware for our tea ceremony, we may be faced with a common pondering. Porcelain or glazed stoneware? Or perhaps a non-glazed ceramic material like Yixing clay? Ultimately there exist many different types of clay, and on top of that, glazes that influence the final look of the teaware and even the taste of tea. 

 

This post will discuss all ceramic teaware and how its unique composition can alter the final tea drinking experience. You can use this guide to choose the right teaware for yourself or friends or simply get acquainted with the different pottery styles. (Read more)

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All About Blanc De Chine (Dehua Porcelain)

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Blanc De Chine Porcelain is a style of Chinese pottery. Blanc De Chine translates from French as "White from China." It is known as Dehua Porcelain in China. This porcelain style originated in Dehua, Fujian province, China, during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). (Read more)

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The History Of Ru Yao Porcelain Teaware

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The story of the teapot in China begins at the same time as does the story of Chinese porcelain. During the Song Dynasty. Henan was the cultural and economic center of the Song Empire, and much importance was placed on improving the arts during the time. Hence, during the Song Dynasty, many pottery kilns were built, and the craft of porcelain ware was perfected. (Read more)

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