Chinese Teapots History



Ceramic Glazed Teapot with Wooden Handle Clay Tea Pot Taiwanese (Chinese) Teaware (mustard brown, green)

by PT Workshop
Price: $18.85 Buy Now

Features:
  • Volume 8.79 fl. oz/260 ml. Weight 3.53 oz. In our ceramic teaware we couple contemporary functional design with the ancient trademarks of gorgeous looking pottery. Every piece of our teaware with its distinct Asian laconic beauty is an ambience maker.
  • If have been searching for an ideal kyusu, stop. Our teapot will let you pour easily to the last drop, it can be washed thoroughly and it boasts a very sensible volume. And side handle just calls for a graceful and showy flick of the wrist (think of ohhs and ahhs of the guests).
  • The glaze has the pattern of a multitude of light brown and pale green mottles on brown field. Teapot is made of clay and covered with glaze. The teapot has spherical, barrel like shape.

Product description

This glazed teapot is called 'Yokode no kyusu' which translates literally as 'side handle teapot' and this kind was used traditionally for serving green tea. The side handle derives from old times, when the host was sitting in front of the guest while pouring tea. This handle is very useful for quick and even distribution among several small cups without spillage. For non-Asian eyes this teapot might look somehow unorthodox at first, but its practical features are undeniable and persuasive.

Use, cleaning and storage tips

  • Unless you start to see mold, it is best not to wash the tea pot regularly but to simply rinse it after use.
  • Clay is porous and fragrant elements of a tea stay inside the pores and come out for the next brewings. That's why you should reserve your teapot for one family of tea only. The exceptions to this rule are the pots that are glazed inside.
  • Clay teapots are traditionally used only for oolong and pu-erh teas, and some Chinese black ones.
  • Clayware is famous for its heat retention properties and we recommend using a timer for the first pot or two, then adjusting brewing times according to your taste.

"Pacific tea" is based in Hong Kong and strictly follows old traditions of tea culture. Our company has been wholesaling tea and teaware for about 130 years all over the world. Among our customers there are Chinese communities and restaurants, tea clubs and embassies. We are proud of the tea tradition in China, and eager to show people the difference between ordinary tea drinking and savoring each drop of the lovely tea in the best Asian style.




Chinese Tranditional Porcelain Tea Set Teapot and Tea Cup 7 Pcs -Dragon Symbols

by Oriental-beauty
Price: $38.99 Buy Now

Features:
  • Produced in Jingdezhen . Jingdezhen is a famous town in China. It is known as the "Porcelain Capital" because it has been producing quality pottery for 1700 years. The city has a well-documented history that stretches back over 2000 years.
  • Size:Teapot: 15CM*11CM ; Cup: 7CM*7CM. Good for collection and good gift for friends; Best wishes to new life.
  • With a stainless Removable Strainer in the teapot. It will help you to seperate the tea-leaves and water.

Product description


Product Name: Chinese Traditional Porcelain Tea Set
This elegant Chinese tea set is decorated with traditional Chinese picture: Two dragons are playing a pearl.It is a symbol of a happy life.
Size: Teapot: 15CM*11CM ; Cup: 7CM*7CM
Packaging: packed in gift box. (The wood frame in the picture is not included in the package)
Package includes: 1 teapot; 6 tea cups; 1 Removable Strainer .
100% Handcrafted Chinese tea set.








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The beauty of Chinese Yixing teapots & the finer art of tea drinking

The beauty of Chinese Yixing teapots & the finer art of tea drinking

Published by Times Editions Pte 2001

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154 pages

This volume contains the history and legends of the most famous teapot in China, the Yixing teapot: discover the properties and secrets of Yixing clay. It showcases over 60 of the most beautiful Yixing teapots, the works of some of the best known master craftsmen, in splendid full-color photography, and debunks some common myths about tea drinking, among them that tea tastes better in tiny red pots! It also guides you on the best ways to make tea, from selection of the right material to handling the preparation itself. The author takes the reader through the process of comparative testing with different teapots and different teas. His method, knowledge and experience will help you make the best choice, and get the best fragrance and taste out of your own teapots. Beautifully designed,...

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I'm very excited to write this post about the stunning, beautiful, charming, area of peninsular Malaysia. This part of the country took us by surprise and lead us on a journey through a wonderful city, rolling hills, and a cultural mosaic before sending us on our way. As we mentioned in our last post, we took a flight from Indonesia to Malaysia (Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur). perhaps the lack of expectations aids in the wonder as you explore things for the first time. We landed in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and exited our steel bird to a beautiful airport/mall type set up. Within the terminal we easily found a bus ticket that brought us to the city centre - a brilliant and simple process. We had to take one more taxi to get to our hostel because it was midnight and the LTR had stopped running - we shared with another traveller headed in the same direction. The hostel was in a perfect location that we intended on exploring for the next few days. We woke up the next morning to find ourselves in a nice pocket of town and in true fashion we packed up our small pack and set off on foot to explore our new neighbourhood. We soon noticed we were surrounded by Indian restaurants (which usually means a smaller wallet and larger belly) and started scouting out a few ones that looked interesting/affordable to us for later. We walked around the town and found ourselves very impressed by the gardens, greenery, cleanliness, and general state of the city. We visited the Islamic Art Museum (Islam being the largest religion in Malaysia). I (Josh) was blown away by the set up. well curated exhibits, well layed out building, and a collection to boast. From there we headed to the bird 'park' (more of a zoo type establishment), but we decided to save our money and take a hike through the free orchid park. Not too many were in bloom (as most orchid growers know, we spend more time looking at leaves then we do flowers - well, the same goes in the wild) but there was still a nice assortment of great flowers to enjoy. We then headed down to what I would describe as KL central park and enjoyed walking around the many different types of trees as we circled the pond with the city looking over us. The second day saw us visiting the Central Market were we fell in... over we went with our new purchases to buy a box and bubble wrap to send 6kg of pottery (on the heels of art we had sent from Ubud, Indonesia. In the afternoon we visited the famous Hindu shrine of Batu Caves which was an easy LTR trip to the end of the line. The caves start with a (short) hike up 250+ steps, littered with crazy-eyed monkeys - but must be conquered to enter the caves. Once inside the caves the shrine is an interesting site that opens up to the sky with a temple underneath. The offerings which often involve candles/incense made for some interesting smoke/light rays across the caves. Over the next few days we explored more of the city visiting a few of the 'hotspots'. Oh yes, we did find our Indian restaurant right around the corner from our hostel which gave us all you can eat Indian food and a lesson on some of the dishes we were eating for a staggering $2. 25ea. Our next stop had us going north (ultimately... If you're thinking, what an interesting name for a place in Malaysia - well I thought that as well. Cameron Highlands, sounds a tad bit pompous, but as with most things in this area of the world they are named after a Brit (Sir William Cameron) who surveyed the land just before the turn of the twentith century. And as any good Brit would be proud, the area is known for the massive rolling hills of tea. We thought it would be a good idea to take a short cut through the jungle (as it was the shortest route as the crow flies) so we followed a jungle trail up a mountain to get us to the Boh Tea Plantation. This hike ended up being one of the highlights while in Cameron as it brought us through a mossy forest, gave us great views of the surrounding area AND lead us to our goal of drinking tea made from the plants that surround us. The day was getting...

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The Art and Craft of Tea

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Let Joseph Wesley Uhl be your guide to the entire world of tea; from peeks into tea production around the world to brewing your own blends at home."Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher." - Chinese ProverbAs one of the most consumed beverages in the world, a cup of tea is a common shared experience across cultures and traditions. Companies and consumers alike are reawakening to the benefits of high-quality, unprocessed, natural beverages, and tea is a perfect obsession for anyone interested in artisan food and healthy eating. In The Art and Craft of Tea, entrepreneur and enthusiast Joseph Wesley Uhl brings to the story of tea its due reverence, making its history, traditions, and possibilities accessible to all. If you want to go beyond reading and enter your kitchen, Joseph offers "recipes" for creating your own tea blends using natural ingredients. Inside you'll find:- A detailed overview of tea's history and origins- Thoughtful descriptions of global brewing methods- Innovative ideas for iced tea, tea cocktails, and DIY blends.

$21.94

The Art and Craft of Tea

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Let Joseph Wesley Uhl be your guide to the entire world of tea; from peeks into tea production around the world to brewing your own blends at home."Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher." - Chinese ProverbAs one of the most consumed beverages in the world, a cup of tea is a common shared experience across cultures and traditions. Companies and consumers alike are reawakening to the benefits of high-quality, unprocessed, natural beverages, and tea is a perfect obsession for anyone interested in artisan food and healthy eating. In The Art and Craft of Tea, entrepreneur and enthusiast Joseph Wesley Uhl brings to the story of tea its due reverence, making its history, traditions, and possibilities accessible to all. If you want to go beyond reading and enter your kitchen, Joseph offers "recipes" for creating your own tea blends using natural ingredients. Inside you'll find:- A detailed overview of tea's history and origins- Thoughtful descriptions of global brewing methods- Innovative ideas for iced tea, tea cocktails, and DIY blends.

$21.94

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  1. History of Teapots Creation, production, and design, from origins in Asia to modern usage.
  2. Teapot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A teapot is a vessel used for steeping tea leaves or an herbal mix in boiling or near-boiling water, and for serving the resulting infusion which is called tea. Dry ...
  3. Yixing clay teapot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Chinese Yixing Zisha teapot. Yixing clay teapots (simplified Chinese: ... Yixing teapots are smaller than their western counterparts as the tea is often brewed ...
Tea
Tea
he practice of drinking tea has had a long history in China, having originated from there. The Chinese drink tea during many parts of the day such as during meals for good health or for simple pleasure. (Wikipedia)
Photo by Daniel Y. Go on Flickr
Wuzhen in a teapot
Wuzhen in a teapot
Wuzhen (Simplified Chinese: 乌镇; Traditional Chinese: 烏鎮; pinyin: Wūzhèn) is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, in northern Zhejiang Province, China. It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Wuzhen's area is 46.5 square kilometers. Its total population is 60,000 of which 12,000 permanent residents. Located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 17 kilometers (10.56 miles) north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays thousands of years of history in its ancient stone bridges floating on mild water, its stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings. Also, setting it apart from other towns, it gives a unique experience through its profound cultural background.
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An Important Ming Dynasty Cloisonné Wine Pot 15th/16th century
An Important Ming Dynasty Cloisonné Wine Pot 15th/16th century
Moorabool has a special piece of Chinese history to present, a very early piece of Cloisonné. A a part of our upcoming 2015 Exhibition, 28th March - for details see our website.
Photo by Moorabool Antiques on Flickr
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Zisha teapots are easily available on eBay as they are still produced ...
Zisha teapots are easily available on eBay as they are still produced ...