Tea Wandering

Gyokuro by tea master Tohei Maejima

29. 10. 2018

Master Maejima Tea master Tohei Maejima grows his tea on plantages in Okabe town, Shizuoka prefecture. His family cares for tea bussines already for three generations and Gyokuro type of tea are their specialty. Mister Maejima is a holder of many awards from tea competitions and three golden medals from World Green Tea Contest. He […]

Smoked Tea by Singpho People

10. 10. 2018

The Singpho (Chinese: Jingpo) ethnic group inhabits a vast area reaching from the most eastern areas of the Indian Arunachal Pradesh, upper Assam and Nágaland to northern Burma and Yunnan, China. Their knowledge of the effects and use of tea plants is probably the oldest in the world. They inhabit the area that is considered […]

15 years of Klasek Tea, 15 years with Goomtee

29. 08. 2018

It’s been fifteen years that we brought our first tea. There wasn’t much of it. Fifteen kilos, I reckon. In fact, it was a test for us to see how it’s done and if it is possible. And it was. The tea was great. The whole batch was bought by the Chajovna tea room in […]

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 […]

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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” […]

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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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