Ruyao teaware is one of the many styles of Chinese teaware. It is also one of the most difficult to make, at a certain level of quality and elegance. In this post, we explain what ruyao exactly is. Further we give you some tips on how to choose a nice ruyao teaware.
Long spout kettle ceremony is at the confluence of Chinese acrobatics and the art of tea. The video below, from the 2013 Spring Festival gala, shows a fine example.
Long spout kettle ceremony’s origins
This type of tea ceremony probably has its roots in the crowded teahouses, situated on the banks of Sichuan’s main rivers.
Using a gaiwan to make tea is one the most pleasant and rewarding way to enjoy our favourite fresh leaves. There is, however, a little learning curve, before you completely master it. In this post, we will show you some easy rules to correctly handle this three-parted brewing vessel. In the second part, we will explain its symbolic meaning.