Week In Pictures (August 1 – 7)Bitterleaf
Due to the density and properties of Jianshui zitao, the clay has to be formed by throwing on a wheel. Some shapes that you would see from Yixing zisha are not as easy or even possible with zitao. This pot is one that would be particularly hard to make, but turned out excellent in this case. While at first we felt it was a little exaggerated for our tastes, that was kind of what we liked about it. Unfortunately it was never for sale, and remains at the shop as a sheng puer pot.
Using our Wasabi teapot to try and recreate the scene from this cute little Jianshui #tea jar we just picked up. Close enough, right? The design might not be a conventional one, but we just couldn’t resist taking it done with us. It will be available in the shop soon, but if nobody else takes it, we’ll gladly keep it for cakes on the go!
Giving a new #tea a try – a Dian Hong black tea pressed with globe amaranth flowers. Not really something we’d normally be interested in, but after being gifted a cake of this from the same person for the 3rd time, we figured it’s time to try it. This is why when we include free samples in your order, we try to select something you might enjoy. No sense in giving away a tea that won’t be enjoyed. 27th that said, want to try some? Just place an order and let us know you want some dian hong & flower cake and we’ll include some. Easy as that.