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Ruyao teaware (with or without crackles)

Ruyao teaware

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.

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Long spout kettle ceremony (between the art of tea and acrobatics)

Long spout kettle ceremony

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.

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Using a gaiwan: how to & hidden meaning, with video

Using a gaiwan

Using a gaiwan to make tea is one of the most pleasant and rewarding way to enjoy our favourite 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. Finally, a short video made by us, demonstrating how to use it.

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