Week In Pictures (July 3 – 9)Bitterleaf
Some more of our first batch of wood fired items, this time wood fired cups.
Another teaware preview, this time of some brand new and improved gold leaf cups.These may look familiar at first glance, however there's a key difference between then and the commonly found version: Each of these cups feature a real leaf (or 2 together) fired directly into the finish. No two are the same, each one a work of art. #tea
And even more new teacups… these particular ones feature a real leaf under the glaze. The result is a one of a kind cup. These cups can be imitated with gold paint for a more affordable version, but these are the real deal, and offer a uniquely beautiful vessel for your tea. These leaves take on a pale yellow colour after firing, and shimmer a varying quality of gold depending on what tea they are used for.
Experimenting with a new cold brew contraption we picked up. Our test run involved some of our Giant White yue guang bai white #tea and waxberry ice cubes. Using it is simple: put tea on the filter, then put ice cubes on the tea. Once the ice has melted, you have iced tea. The combination ended up being perfect. For those who haven't had waxberries, they're a popular seasonal fruit here in Yunnan. They're somewhat tart, but without an over-dominating flavour.
A bit of an experiment in cold brewing – we took some frozen waxberries that were made into a juice and let them melt over our Giant White Yue Guang Bai. The result was actually quite good. Waxberries, while fairly tart, don’t have a strong flavour on their own, so they weren’t too overpowering for the tea. The device works quite well too, as we later found out with some jasmine…
The teaware never stops… this time a few new blue pieces Drip glaze cups, tea strainer and our Lazurite blue gaiwan.
Yet another teaware tease. Black and Bronze teacup, Bull Horn pot brush, Armour teapot and Meteor MkII hu cheng.