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Starter Gongfu Tea Set


$72.00

Description
This is an affordable tea set for beginning tea lovers. It includes all the essential items for Gongfu style or regular tea drinking. This is also a superior Yixing clay tea set that combines art with practical usage. For centuries, the aesthetic Yixing teawares are known to be the best vessel for brewing tea. They are famous at home and abroad.

With continued usage the porous and unglazed teawares will absorb the aroma and flavors of your tea. It is said that if you use a Yixing teapot for many years, you can brew tea by just pouring boiling water into the empty pot. The exceptionally strong purple clay pottery will also increases in luster and color with repeated use. They have the ability to withstand high temperatures and are slow to conduct heat; therefore, the handle remains comfortably cool even when pouring very hot tea.

These items are smaller than modern teapots and teacups because the tradition Chinese tea preparation method consists of many servings from one tea sitting. The entire contents of each brew can be quickly emptied after each infusion. This assures that the tea is served without the bitterness that may occur when tea leaves are left to steep too long. This tea set includes: brewing teapot (150ml or 5.1 fl oz), pouring teapot (150ml or 5.1 fl oz), 6 aroma cups (1.5" dia, 2" height), 6 drinking cups (2.25" dia, 1.75" height), and 1 preparation tray (8 3/4" x 5 x 1 1/2").

You cannot be a tea connoisseur without owning this item in your collection. We have made this luxurious tea set affordable for most tea lovers. Comes ready in a gift box lined with satin.

Produced from CNCA-certified factories, meets FDA standards.

Related items:
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Click here for additional gongfu tea trays.


Product Reviews
Review Summary
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77% Recommend this product (10 of 13 responses)
By Scott
Jersey City
April 12, 2015
Beautiful
Bought this as a gift for a friend and she loved it !!
By Xarzith
Oregon
January 5, 2014
awesome
very happy with this tea set decent price well made
By Valerie
Sacramento, CA
December 13, 2013
I was disappointed the set did not include a strainer. Do you sell a strainer to fit the teapot?
I have not used the pot because I am afraid to boil the pot for fear of breaking it
I do not have an appropriate strainer..
By Reesha
Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 13, 2013
Definitely a starter set
This item was packed impeccably well and with great care. I was impressed. However, some of the pieces still had chips on them (two of the small sipping cups). I don't plan on returning it based on these chips, however. They were very minor.
It came in a large briefcase with custom foam inserts, which was also impressive. However, the case was made so cheaply that it made the tea set seem chintzy at first. Once I got it out, though, it was very adorable and useable.
Some of the other reviews complain about how small the cups are, but that's the way traditional Gongfu tea sets are. It came with instructions on how to season the tea set (which was very easy), and how to perform a traditional Gongfu tea ceremony.
This is definitely a starter set. I plan on gradually replacing each component of this set over time, but it's a great way to start learning about the art of Gongfu tea preparation.
If you think you might use all six place settings at once, I recommend purchasing a larger tray as the tray that comes with it can only serve 2 or 3 at a time.
One last thing: the teapot is normally supposed to be able to sit upside down in the vessel to allow excess tea to drain out so as not to ruin the leaves for a second steeping. I found that this teapot does not do this well: the lid slides down and falls off, and the teapot itself hangs too low inside the vessel so that it touches the tea. I'm very glad I purchased the tools to go with this, or else I wouldn't have the funnel/bowl it comes with to remedy this situation.
By Michael
Denmark
December 22, 2012
A lovely Gongfu set
This is just a lovely set and all you need to get you started making tea the Gongfu way.
By George
Alaska
December 5, 2012
Starter Gongfu Tea Set
Well made and nice item. But much smaller than expected. Makes a nice curio cabinet item.
By Casey Gates
Orlando
September 19, 2012
Great Buy
Very well made and beautiful set. After seasoning I am sure this set will please my family and friends. If you don't already have tea tools I would recommend purchasing the "starter tool set" along with this set as they are of the same high quality and necessary for traditional brewing.
By nguyen
calgary
August 26, 2012
great tea set!!
This high quality tea pot set will satisfy you even you are just the beginer for tea enjoyment.
By casper
Hanging Rock, WV
June 1, 2012
Gongfu Tea Set
other than the problem I wrote about to you...the set is great.Well worth the money. Last evening I seasoned it and will be using it next week. A few tea loving friends will be over in the afternoon to sample some of my new teas.Thanks for some great items.
By Nancy
Berkeley, CA
April 5, 2012
A Bargain for the Money
I really needed nose cups and another small tea pot for gong fu tea presentations. Although there are no tools, the set came with a mini tea table, perfect for one or two larger cups, or four or five of the cups that came with the set. The tea pot was a nice size for two- or four or five of the mini cups' worth for gong fu. I felt that I got my money's worth from just the tea pot, nose cups and tea table- the pitcher and cups simply add to the value.
By GS
Chicago, Illinois
December 23, 2011
Nice set but small pot and tray and no tools
It's a beautiful set but I thought that the pot and tray would be bigger. Also, I thought that the tools will come with a set. I purchased it as a gift so I wish it came with the set. The order processing and shipping was very fast. I agree with the other reviewer about the box. It was beautiful and sturdy.
By Robert
Highlands Ranch, CO
February 25, 2011
GREAT
Perfectly sculpted, comes in a beautifully designed box.
By Loren
Eyota, Minnesota
January 14, 2011
Okay product!
The set is very nice. Love the tea pot, pouring pot, and tray. The cups are kind of small. Comes in a very nice box. I didn't pay very close attention to the cup sizes.




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