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"White Crane" Cha Hai (Gong Dao Bei)


In the realm of Gong Fu Cha, where the art of tea takes center stage, Cha Hai holds a significant role as a vessel of control and fairness. Known as the "sea of tea," this teaware is a crucial component of the tea ritual, allowing for precise control over the strength of the brew.

During the Gong Fu Tea Ceremony, after the tea leaves have been steeped in a Teapot or Gaiwan, it is essential to decant the brewed tea into Cha Hai. This elegant vessel serves as a transition point, where the tea is carefully poured before being distributed into individual cups. By decanting the tea, we ensure the leaves are separated from the brew, preventing further extraction and maintaining a consistent flavor profile.

The Cha Hai, also referred to as the "Bowl of Impartiality" or Gong Dao Bei, upholds the principles of fairness and equality in the tea experience. By pouring the tea from the Cha Hai into individual cups, every participant gets to savor the same brew, ensuring a shared and consistent tasting experience. This practice fosters a sense of unity and harmony among tea enthusiasts, transcending personal preferences and creating an atmosphere of inclusivity.

The beauty of the Cha Hai extends beyond its functional purpose. Adorned with a delicate glaze, this Cha Hai showcases the graceful imagery of white cranes – a symbol deeply rooted in Chinese culture, representing peace and longevity. Each glance at the Cha Hai evokes a sense of serenity and reverence, reminding us of the tranquil moments that can be found within the tea ritual.

As we embark on the Gong Fu Cha journey, the Cha Hai is a testament to the artistry and mindfulness accompanying each step. It serves as a vessel of control, enabling us to tailor the strength of our brews and as a symbol of impartiality, ensuring that every participant experiences the tea on an equal footing. The Cha Hai invites us to pause, appreciate the beauty of the tea ceremony, and share in the joy of a harmonious tea experience.


Capacity: 200ml
Material: Ceramic, Glazed


NOTE: Each piece's glaze is unique. The actual colors and patterns may significantly differ from the ones in the photos.  

NOTE: Teaware easily absorbs taste and aromas and should never be washed using detergents. 

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