Travel Teaset, Yixing Purple Clay, with Carrying Case - NEW!
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Tucked inside this compact and protective travel case is everything you need to prepare your tea Gong Fu Cha-Style wherever you are! The purple Yixing clay set includes a teapot, draining pitcher, loose-leaf tea canister, four cups, and a drip-cloth. This travel tea set turns tea-time - anywhere - into a sensory experience.
Includes a sample of high mountain Alishan Mountain Oolong from Taiwan.
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- Fun Facts
- The tea set is made from purple, porous Yixing clay. We recommend using one type of tea since the oils from the tea leaves will be absorbed into the clay, and over time, enhance the flavor of the tea and the patina of the teapot.
- The teapot holds approximately 6-oz of tea, and the spout is designed to hold back the leaves, so an infuser is not needed.
- To clean the tea set, rinse each piece with hot water only (no soap) and turn the pieces upside down to drain and air-dry.
- Makes 6-oz of tea.
- Gong Fu Cha, also know as the "Chinese Tea Ceremony" literally means "making tea with patience and purpose" and uses 3-4 times more tea leaves steeped multiple short time periods. Depending on the type of tea, each steeping time can range from 20 seconds to 1 minute. With each successive steep, the time increases. Some teas can be steeped ten or more times. This unusual steeping technique creates a unique and more complex flavor experience that evolves and changes with each steeping.
- NOTE: Because the teapot's interior is unglazed and porous, the clay will absorb the tea leaves' oils (flavor components). So it's best to steep similar types of tea in this teapot. For example, use this teapot only for medium-roast, high mountain oolong teas. NOTE: If you steep Earl Grey in this teapot, every unflavored tea prepared afterward will have a note of Earl Grey.
- Another facet of Gong Fu Cha is "being mindful" while preparing tea. When steeping tea, use slow, smooth, and creative movements. Clear your mind of daily frustrations and concentrate only on your movements. Allow yourself the freedom to be creative and spontaneous while preparing tea.
- When the tea is ready to drink, turn your focus to the color, aroma, and taste of each steeping. If you've previously made this tea "western-style, ie., one long steeping," mindfully compare the flavor differences between the two steeping methods.