This beautiful 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 Cha Set.
In the set: Yixing Gaiwan (Zi Sha: Zi Ni), and two sets of Yixing Clay Zi Ni Aroma Teacups. Zi Ni's excellent porosity and heat-retaining properties work wonders in transforming the taste of tea, surpassing other materials like glass, porcelain, glazed teapots, or even other ZiSha clays.
At the heart of the Gong Fu Cha ceremony lies the gaiwan, a quintessential teaware piece that captures the essence of the tea leaves and brings out their best qualities. The delicate Chinese characters 静, 禅, 悟, 道 (Tranquility, Zen, Enlightenment, Tao) adorn this gaiwan's exterior, telling a story of serenity and self-discovery. To truly appreciate the delicate nuances of lighter teas such as green tea, white tea, and yellow tea, porcelain is the teaware material of choice.
In the set: Yixing Teapot (Zi Sha: Zi Ni), and two sets of matching Yixing Clay Zi Ni Aroma Teacups. Compared to glass, porcelain, glazed teapots, or even other ZiSha clays, ZiNi clay enhances the flavors and aromas of tea.