Ode to Nannuo - 350 ml Dai Bowl
This bowl is a unique piece, totally handmade using natural clay from Nánnuò tea mountain 南糯山, Menghai county, mixed with sand from Mekong river to improve the molding performance and add porosity.
Nannuo tea has been discovered more recently, even though this mountain harbors vast forests of centuries-old tea trees, and the most ancient village for pu'er tea production. Our Wild Forest production is located here, where Hani minorities oversee the hand-picking, manufacturing, and wrapping of our Yueguangbai white tea, Dianhong red tea, and Pu'er teas.
The shape is inspired by ancient bowls used in Tang and Song dynasty tea brewing, called Diancha 点茶, when tea only existed in pressed format. Tea cakes were then ground into powder, and mixed to boiling water using a whisk.
After being shaped, this bowl was baked twice at a temperature of 1280-1300°C, giving it a smooth surface, and glazed with ashes from local soil and grass. The final result is a light grey hue, which pays tribute to the precious ancient and wild forest tea trees of this mountain.
Full Capacity: 450 ml
Usage Capacity: 350 ml
Net Weight: 428.3 gr
Diameter: 112 mm
Height: 90 mm
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邱老师 Qiu Laoshi's work
Dai-minority traditional teaware
We met Qiu Laoshi in 2016, when he was managing a kiln in Jinghong city center with a good team of students from the local university.
Few years ago he purchased a typical Dai house with an ample courtyard, surrounded by a lush vegetation; he renewed it and he now lives there together with his wife and an iron-made apprentice that can follow his impressive, enthusiastic pace.
Every year at the end of the dry season he tours his favorite pu’er mountains to collect their soil: he uses the local minerals to create series of Dai pottery dedicated to each mountain, reproducing the chemical composition - hence the hue - of each terroir.
Into the artist's studio
Have a glimpse into the studio of Qiu Laoshi and learn about his way of tea and clay in our latest blog article. We met the artist once again to present his work and his philosophy in the most intimate and deep way possible, to allow everyone who got enticed by his pieces to understand their true nature and the hidden value of his creations.
His creations share the natural beauty of locally sourced soils, and are identified by the artist's unique signature.