China Tea Set
|Tea sets consist mainly of teapots, |
cups, tea bowls and trays etc.
In China, there are various kinds of tea sets with different styles, practical value and artistic beauty. Chinese tea set usually consists of tea spoon, tea clip, fair cup, tea, tea tray, teapot, kettle, cup bracket, tea cup and fragrance-smelling cup. The production materials of these tea set can be porcelain, glass, purple sand…
Different teas should be fitted with different tea sets, which is part of Chinese tea ceremony. For instance, green tea like Biluochun is usually brew with transparent glass cup to fully release its flavor and to provide opportunity for appreciating the changing of tea in its making process; and black tea is usually drunk with white porcelain cup for it can reflect the beautiful color of the tea soup.
Fair Cup (Cha Hai)
Tea Tray is used to place teacups, and it must be flat on the bottom. Tea tray materials are mostly bamboo, wood and plastics.
It is used to dig the tea soaked in teapot, which is usually stuffed with tea after brewing. To make it decent and sanitary, tea spoon is designed into certain spoon-like shape. Tea spoon should be slightly shorter than tea tray.
Tea Clip or Tea Chopsticks
Chinese Kung Fu Tea Set
Chinese Kung fu tea set is needed when making Chinese Kung fu tea, which was first prevailed in some areas in Guangdong Province and then became popular with Chinese people. Chinese Kung fu tea sets, as the core of Kung fu tea, also includes teapot, teacups, tea spoon like common Chinese tea sets. Besides, it has some more like tea shuffle, funnel, tongs, digger, tea needle.
Chinese Wedding Tea Set
1. It is usually in red symbolizing “happiness, healthiness and tastiness”
2. It has auspicious patterns like dragon and phoenix or Chinese character “xi”, literally meaning happiness.
When choosing Chinese wedding tea sets, you should avoid teacups with the Chinese character of “Shou”, meaning longevity in English, or teacups with the drawings of a dragon or pine and cypress. Also, the number of tea cups should be even.
How to Make Chinese Tea
Video of Purple Sand Teapot Museum in Wuxi
Video of Making a Purple Sand Teapot