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Chaozhou Stove and Clay Kettle





Picture a captivating scene where rising steam dances in the air, the sound of crackling charcoal fills your ears, and a Chaozhou clay kettle clacks its lid in perfect harmony. Can you feel the excitement? Let's dive into the captivating world of Chaozhou tea traditions, where a simple stove and a clay kettle bring the tea experience to a whole new level.

When it comes to Gong Fu Cha, the Chaozhou stove and clay kettle are an absolute must-have. They hold the power to transform your tea sessions into something truly extraordinary.

It is believed that the Gong Fu Cha we know today formed in Taiwan, where it was heavily influenced by Japanese tea culture and was later reintroduced to China, where it continued to flourish. However, the heart of Gong Fu Cha lies in Guangdong, and the brewing style in Chaozhou closely reflects the traditional approach. Chaozhou Gong Fu Cha may not boast the same extravagance as the modern-day practice, but it captures the essence of brewing tea to perfection. To embark on this tea journey, all you need are the essentials: a charcoal stove, a Chaozhou clay kettle, good water, quality tea, a clay teapot, and three cups. These simple tools hold the power to unlock the flavors of your tea and elevate your experience. Imagine firing up the stove in your backyard or taking it on a scenic hike to brew tea amidst nature's embrace.



Many tea connoisseurs swear by the superiority of water boiled in a clay kettle over its stainless steel electric counterpart. We encourage you to put this claim to the test and form your own opinion. After all, the path of cha is all about embracing the joy of experimentation and discovering what resonates with your taste buds.

As you explore the enchanting world of Chaozhou tea traditions, take a moment to appreciate the significance of the Chinese writing adorning the stove. It bears a famous Chaozhou quote about Gong Fu Cha that beautifully captures the essence of the practice: "薄锅沸清泉,泥炉炽榄核" – "Water from clear springs is boiling in a thin-walled kettle, olive pits coal is burning bright in a stove." These words encapsulate the harmony and simplicity that lie at the heart of Chaozhou Gong Fu Cha.

So, embrace the Chaozhou tea aesthetic with a Chaozhou stove and clay teapot. Let the crackling fire and the soulful clack of the kettle transport you to a realm where tea becomes an experience like no other. May the path of cha lead you to new flavors, cherished moments, and a deeper appreciation for the art of tea. Cheers to the enchanting world of Chaozhou tea traditions!

    • Set Includes: Chaozhou charcoal stove & Chaozhou clay kettle
    • Material: Chaozhou clay
    • Kettle Capacity: 500ml
    • Filter: 7 holes
    Dimensions (stove & kettle together): Height: 9.5in/24cm; Width: 5.5in/14cm
    • Weight (stove & kettle together): 3.7lb/1.7kg


    NOTE: This set is handmade, making each piece unique and one of a kind. Thus, the set you will receive may slightly differ from the one in the photos.

    NOTE: If you plan to use the Chaozhou stove indoors, remember to prioritize safety and ensure proper ventilation. For fuel, opt for olive pit charcoal or a smokeless alternative that is free from carbon monoxide.

    NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.

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