Tea Wandering

Secret of Baozhong teas from Wenshan mountains

24. 07. 2018

As soon as we entered the small darkened room where tea leaves whithered, we absorbed unbeliavably sweet heady aroma of exotic flowers. Tea leaves were laying there in many levels of bamboo mats, the air was vibrating and we got a dizzy spell from its intensity. Every time I put a cup of Baozhong tea […]

Potter Jiří Duchek, his studio and other treasures

12. 07. 2018

Summer afternoon is ideal for a work trip through middle Czech landscape. So I visited potter Jiří Duchek in Mutějovice in traditional Czech hops region to choose few pieces of his tea ware for our Klasek Tea Shop. It was an interesting possibility to look at elegant and tiny tea ware from “the other side” […]

This is the potters’ journey to clay, since time immemorial; because this is the way potters are.

04. 12. 2016

After a longer break we start with a blog series (irregular) based on texts by potter Jiří Duchek. This text was named by him as “Criss Cross” and tells poetically about potter´s wandering to find his clay… Excellent pictures were made by Martina Šimková.  From the time without beginning it’s been travelling with the wind, it’s […]

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Tea in nature, 10th to 11th of September

28. 08. 2016

Join us at tea event in nature! Weekend 10th – 11th of September we will prepare teas in a beautiful scenery of Prachovské skály in a “Tea Cabin”. All tea lovers are welcome! In old China, rock formations and “cities” were seen as seats of gods. Entering into such a location is considered sacred. On tops of mountains […]

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Spring Flush in Hadong, South Korea

25. 05. 2016

The most common ways to differenciate grades of quality is using the labels Ujeon (or Woojeon, made in April), Sejak (late April – May) and Jungjak (May). These terms moreless correspond to „first flush, second flush and third flush“ used as labels for high quality Inidan teas. Ujeon is made of the smallest earliest shots, therefor is most expensive.

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Outdoor Tea Set for Five Drinkers

15. 03. 2016

Last year, we have brought this tea set from Taiwan with an intension to try it out first on our journeys. After nearly one year we can say we have had amyn beautiful moments with, visiting mountains, rocks, forests or parks in all coners of our country, as well as in abroad. Believe i tor not, not a single piece was broken, neither in wilderness nor in city parks. The tea set has proven itself. Therefor, we are happy to introduce it now a to our e-shop.

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Taiwan 2015 – Vol. 2

09. 06. 2015

Just a day after my arrival I and my friends take a trip to the mountains. Although there are showers on our way there, the weather calms later and we enjoy the sight of the mountains appearing from the mist and clouds.

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Exhibition “Without Borders” in Taichung

21. 05. 2015

Exhibition of teaware and tea accessories in the Chiou Shan Tang tearoom in Taichung − Petr Novák, Mirka Randová, Andrzej Bero and Scott Drake. 15 May: Part of the things have been here since the very start of the exhibition on 6 May. Me and Petr brought the rest in two huge suitcases. We unpacked and priced the last […]

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Taiwan 2015 – Vol 1

14. 05. 2015

It took two hours on a bus from the airport to Taichung. Everything went well, I could even communicate with the local people in English. Scott Drake picked me up on the bus stop and took me straight to the Chou Shan Tang tearoom to see the exhibition “Without Borders” (Novák, Randová, Bero and Drake). It’s […]

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Back to Taiwan

07. 05. 2015

To exhibition, to friends, to tea! On Sunday I took Petr to the airport. He was so enthusiastic about the journey! The day before he and Mirka had been putting the finishing touches to the pieces from the last kiln − two kilns, in fact. He wrapped almost everything and stuffed it into two huge […]

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