It's All About Tea — teaware

What’s The Deal With The Pure Silver GongFu Teapot?

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What’s The Deal With The Pure Silver GongFu Teapot?

Aside from their steep price tag, we’re talking $500 plus for one teapot, what is it that has people buying silver teapots for gong fu cha? With Yixing clay, porcelain, glass, and cast iron, there's plenty of teaware to choose from. So is the pure silver teapot really worth it? (Read more)

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Gong Fu Cha Vs. Chanoyu

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Gong Fu Cha Vs. Chanoyu
Gong fu cha refers to the Chinese tea ceremony, and it translates as “skillfully making tea”. Chanoyu, on the other hand, is the Japanese tea ceremony which literally translates as “hot water for tea”. What are some of the biggest differences between the two? (Read more)

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils
The Japanese tea ceremony has a long and interesting history. Throughout the decades it has evolved from an expensive and lavish gathering, to a tea ritual that focusses on simplicity and nature. With it, the tea utensils have also evolved. When entering a Japanese tea house we may find a variety of tea ceremony utensils, each holding their own history and purpose. Not a step goes unnoticed. (Read more)

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

Whenever we are faced with the harsh reality of our favorite teapot that we painstakingly brought back from Japan breaking, we must ask ourselves the following question:


"Out with the old" or do I try repairing it?


For many merely throwing it away is not an option. Especially if the piece of teaware has a lot of meaning to us or if we just recently acquired it.

A quick search online and you will see kintsugi as the number one suggested method of repairing pottery. But is it really worth it? (Read more)

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Pairing a Yixing Teapot with Tea

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Pairing a Yixing Teapot with Tea
If you have looked into yixing clay before then you have probably heard people suggesting only to use your yixing teaware with one type of tea. This is because the clay is porous and easily absorbs flavors and aromas. (Read more)

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