Art Of Chinese Tea: The History Of Yixing Teapots

| December 3, 2012

  What makes them so special? Even most tea aficionados probably would not have heard about the Yixing teapot. However, these special teapots have been gaining popularity over the years due to their special characteristic of enhancing fine teas as well as being works of art. For centuries, the populous city of Yixing has prospered [...]

Art Of Chinese Tea (Part 2 of 2): Chinese Tea Ceremony – The Process

| December 3, 2012

  The Process Below are the steps in a typical Gongfu tea ceremony. Each step has a traditional four character name. *Take note that the teapot’s spout should not be pointing at anyone at all times as this is considered rude.   1. 温壶烫杯 (wēn hú tàng bēi) – “warm the pot and heat the cups” Boiling [...]

Art Of Chinese Tea (Part 1 of 2): Chinese Tea Ceremony

| December 3, 2012

  A brief introduction The ancient art of the Chinese tea ceremony is known to be a ceremony of the highest esteem that a host can offer a guest. While the Chinese tea ceremony is remarkably simpler compared to the Japanese version, (the Japanese version tends to be more rigid and pays a lot of [...]