This complete set is thought for those who want to approach the traditional Chinese brewing way, and learn how to brew tea as a professional.
The Gongfucha Set is available in two different variants. The standard set includes:
- a tea ceremony tray, perfect for brewing tea wherever you are - a pure ceramic gaiwan and one cup, from Jingdezhen - a ceramic gongdaobei, the best choice for brewing any type of tea, and offering a liquor of the same intensity to each guest - tea towel, an indispensable tool to keep your table clean while brewing - bamboo clamps and tray: it is important not to touch the delicate tea leaves with our hands, in order not to ruin them or influence the light fragrance. The bamboo tray is also useful to weigh the leaves and to analyze their quality before infusing them. - a free session by Eastern Leaves on how to brew tea in the best way. This lesson lasts one hour, and it is available online through Zoom, or in our Tearoom in Milan.
The deluxe set also includes our Signature Tastebox, for a taste of the freshest hues from our new 2020 Harvest.
Gong fu cha: the Chinese brewing way
The word gongfu 工夫 literally means "to do something that requires time and effort". In the world of tea, it means focusing completely on the quality of each brew, in order to savor the best liquor. This process doesn't follow any strict rule, as a rigid preparation is opposed to the spontaneous nature of tea. Gongfucha is a gentle flow of movements that leads to a pure liquor, and a pleasant moment. However, it is fundamental to use the correct tools, each with their own purpose, and their own beauty.
In Eastern Leaves we start from the forest where our teas grow, and we are glad to follow our leaves until they reach your teapot.
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