Introducing the Gong Fu Travel Set – an essential companion for tea enthusiasts who seek the perfect balance of convenience, elegance, and the joy of tea ceremony even when away from home. This thoughtfully crafted set features a porcelain gaiwan and teacups, handcrafted with exquisite Kaolin clay from Dehua, Fujian, an art form that has been refined since the Ming Dynasty. And, of course, a glass Fairness Cup – Cha He aka Gong Dao Bei.
One of the distinct advantages of porcelain teaware, particularly the gaiwan, is its ability to reveal the true taste of tea. Made from high-quality Kaolin clay, the gaiwan also exhibits signature translucency that is captivating and enhances the tea experience. This translucent quality adds an element of beauty to the teaware and allows tea lovers to observe the infusion process, witnessing the dance of leaves and water as the flavors and aromas unfold.
The Travel Set is ingeniously designed to ensure maximum portability and ease of use. Each component fits snugly inside one another like a set of nesting dolls, creating a compact and lightweight package that is both sturdy and convenient to carry. Whether you're embarking on a business trip, venturing into the great outdoors, or simply visiting friends, this travel set is the perfect companion for indulging in the pleasures of tea wherever your journey takes you.
Imagine setting up your portable tea ceremony in a peaceful spot in nature – a tranquil park, a serene mountain trail, or a secluded beach. With the Gong Fu Travel Set, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while savoring the art of Gong Fu Cha. The soft breeze, the gentle rustle of leaves, and the soothing sounds of nature become the backdrop for your tea experience, enhancing the sense of serenity and tranquility.
Even during your busy work trips, this travel set allows you to take a moment to find solace and rejuvenate through tea rituals. Whether in a hotel room, a cozy café, or a bustling office, the Travel Set becomes a comforting sanctuary, creating a peaceful atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a reminder that no matter where you are, you can always find a moment of respite and connect with the rich traditions of tea.
Whether camping together, exploring a new city, or enjoying an afternoon picnic with friends, this travel set becomes the centerpiece of connection and conversation. It sparks curiosity, invites storytelling, and deepens bonds as you all come together to experience the beauty and serenity of tea.
Watch a short video on how to pack the set
What's in the set:
- Hard Travel Case ( 4.3 x 4 x 4 inch / 11 x 10 x 10 cm)
1 Porcelain Gaiwan with a wooden saucer (140ml)
- 1 Glass ChaHai (200ml)
- 3 porcelain cups (30ml each)
- Tea mat
- Protective pouch
- Material: Porcelain
Color: Gentle Green / White (due to the glazing techniques, the color of each individual set may vary)
- Origin of clay: Dehua, Fujian
Total Weight: 15.2oz
NOTE: Teaware shouldn't be washed using detergents.
I stumbled across Path of Cha on Instagram a few weeks ago and went back and forth on starting the tea journey. After mulling it over I reached out and Misha has been insanely helpful the whole way. From answering questions about how much tea to use, to suggestions on kettles and scales. I cannot say enough about how incredible it is to find a small shop that is willing to go the extra mile for someone who has no clue what they are doing.
Make sure you pay attention to how it comes packed up tho. Otherwise it may be hard to replicate and make sure the cups don't clink together.
First off, the customer support and general vibes from this company are fantastic. Misha really knows how to make a customer feel special! Shipping time was lightning fast, packaging was maybe the best I've ever seen, quality of product exceeded expectations.. I could go on and on..
This travel set is exactly what I was looking for to take on backpacking trips. I recently took individual components of teaware from my personal collection for a Gong Fu session at camp and it was very difficult to pack such fragile supplies, all using bulkier household supplies. This is a very cleverly packed full set of surprisingly very nice quality and beautiful teaware that all goes in a hardshell case for protection. Each porcelain piece is protected by cloth when packed correctly. A recommendation - when you get this, pay attention to how it's done as you unpack it, so you can put everything away in the same fashion.
For all of the backpacking nerds out there like me, this full set w/ case weighs 15.2 oz - just under 1 lb. I used to take a camp chair (Helinox Chair Zero - 16 oz) but now leave the chair at home in favor of this tea set. Sure a chair gives me a place to sit, but this tea set gives me delicious loose leaf elixir after a long day of hiking. Thank you, Misha, for top notch service. The Golden Turtle Oolong was also very satisfying and I will be buying again very soon!
As much as I have admired the decorated Gaiwans I was hoping to find a totally plain one and this travel set seemed exactly like what I was hoping to find. It's a really lovely set in a nice case. The pieces are delicate and translucent, beautifully shaped and the glass ChaHai has a great shape and the clear glass allows the tea's color to be seen and appreciated. Overall, the set meets every one of my expectations and adds immeasurably to my afternoon tea time. On top of all that the staff at Path of Cha are awesome and the set arrived in just a couple of days.