We offer a diverse spread of teaware from traditional to unorthodox so no matter what your style, you can find a way to steep that keeps you happy, healthy, and energized.
GONG FU CHA STYLE TEAPOTS
Gong fu, or kung fu, means “the art of” and cha means “tea.” Gong fu brewing brings a little mastery and style into your daily tea rituals. Designed to steep a small amount of leaf multiple times, these teapots really help to bring our the evolution of flavors in fine teas. Recommended for (but not limited to) black tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea.
JAPANESE KYUSU TEAPOTS
Kyusu teapots are designed specifically for the small and delicate, steamed green tea leaves that are indicative of Japanese tea. Each teapot has a fine mesh or ceramic strainer that has no problem holding back all the particles that would normally sit in your cup or get stuck on your tongue. We recommend only using a kyusu teapot for Japanese green teas.
WESTERN STYLE TEAPOTS
In the west, when we think of tea, we think of a whistling kettle, a steaming teapot, and a nice warm mug to wrap your hands around. This style has been developed over hundreds of years to make brewing convenient, and ultimately to create a household teatime reality. Each teapot is perfect for a few scoops of loose leaf tea of any kind or for brewing a pyramid or two.
Looking for a little more convenience in your daily tea preparation? All of these infusers are designed to make brewing your favorite cup an easy mission as well as making tea an easy travel companion.
Having a favorite teacup is a necessity for any heavyweight tea drinker. Some of us even have a specific cup that we only use with a specific type of tea. Not to say everyone needs to follow suit, but grasping onto your lucky cup every day while downing some great tea falls into the category of self-love and we have a fine selection to get you started. Porcelain and glass are great for super clean flavors while a nice ceramic cup will hold warmth and bring comfort to your hands.
A sharing pitcher is an essential element to gong fu cha. Pour from your pot or gaiwan into one of these beauties so you can then share some delicious leaves with friends or just horde it all to yourself, with some class.
Matcha is a very special tea that comes along with its own traditions, preparations, and ceremonies which also means it requires extra special care and its own set of tools. The chashaku is a hand carved bamboo scoop that provides the perfect portion of matcha and is used to push the bright green matcha powder through a strainer into the chawan which is a wide mouthed-bowl that the matcha is whisked inside, and the chasen is the hand-carved bamboo whisk.
Some brewers prefer exact measurements of leaf, while some may prefer to leave it up to destiny. Either way, unless you prefer to just use your hands, a scoop is a useful tool for moving leaf from its container to its infuser.