This beautiful emerald Gong Fu Tea Set depicts white cranes — a symbol of peace and longevity in Chinese culture. Throughout imperial times, cranes were depicted on the robes of officials to represent their rank.
The greatest outcome of Chinese tea cannot be expected without a proper Gong Fu Tea Set.
Gong Fu translates as ‘right effort’. Thus, Gong Fu Cha refers to the effort put forth to get the best flavor from a tea.
When using a small infuser, tea is brewed in concentrated quantities, allowing for full extraction of the tea's qualities. Hot water can be added to the same tea leaves repeatedly, sometimes up to 13 times with superior teas. Each infusion is tested independently to observe changes in flavor. In this way, tea drinkers can appreciate the many forms of each tea. This method also maximizes the quantity of brewed tea from each serving of leaves.
What's in the set:
1 Gaiwan (120ml)
- 1 Gong Dao Bei (200ml)
- 2 cups (50ml)
- 1 Tea Strainer (silk net)
- 1 set of Cha Dao wooden tools (5 tools)
- Material: Ceramic, Glazed
NOTE: Teaware easily absorbs taste and aromas and should never be washed using detergents.