Round GongFu Tea Tray (Tea Boat / Cha Pan)


The Traditional Chinese Tea Tray, also known as Cha Pan (茶盘), holds a significant role in the Gong Fu Tea Ceremony, where every element plays a crucial part. Designed to catch and collect spilled water or tea during the various stages of washing, steeping, and pouring, the tea tray ensures a tidy and organized tea-making process.

Adorning the center of the tea tray is the Lu Star, a meaningful symbol representing prosperity and good fortune. The carving of this auspicious emblem adds a touch of cultural significance to the teaware, infusing the tea ritual with a sense of tradition and meaning.

Crafted from natural wood, the Chinese tea table exudes a serene and calming ambiance, harmonizing beautifully with any tea set. The earthy tones and textures of the wood enhance the overall tea aesthetic, promoting a tranquil and enjoyable tea experience.

Not only is the Traditional Chinese Tea Tray aesthetically pleasing, but its compact and efficient design makes it an ideal companion for solo tea sessions and larger tea ceremonies. Whether you indulge in a personal moment of tea connection or share the experience with friends and loved ones, this versatile tea tray caters to your needs with ease.

Embrace the essence of Gong Fu Cha with the Traditional Chinese Tea Tray as you embark on your tea journey. Its practicality and symbolic charm elevate the art of tea-making, allowing you to savor each step of the process. Let this tea tray become a cherished teaware piece in your collection, enhancing the overall tea ritual and reflecting your passion for the Gong Fu Cha tradition.

• Material: Sandalwood

• Dimensions:

Tray area (Diameter): 5.3 in / 13.5cm

Total (Diameter): 6.7 in / 17 cm

• Tray Capacity: 100ml 

The teaware on the photos is not included. 

NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Michelle Gamboa
Cute pan, but watch out for the size!

I knew this was going to be a small tea tray, which is good for me as a solo drinker. But I underestimated just how small - or rather, how much bigger my teaware was going to be compared to it! It's so beautiful and quaint though, so I'm not upset at all. It's literally perfect for what it's for anyway: where I put my cup and tea pet, which will get the most pouring-on to catch water from.

Jenny Rutterford
Lovely little chapan

This chapan is small and lovely, perfect for a tea ritual in solitude. It's exactly what I was looking for. And the customer service I received was outstanding. Thank you, Path of Cha team!

Angelina Bocca
Beautiful but small

I really like this tray. The material and the finish – everything looks and feels good. The only downside is that it's not big enough to fit all of the teaware that I'm using for my gongfucha: a teapot, chahai and cups. I could probably guess it from looking at the last picture in the description but somehow it did not click in my head. Having said that, the piece is lovely, I found a way to incorporate it into my ceremony and I am getting lots of joy from using it.