Zhang Gu Zhi – Inner Beauty From Anagama Kiln

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Masterpieces from the anagama kiln by Taiwanese artist Zhang Gu Zhi have their own unique character. At first glance, the rough, unpolished and robust pieces hide the beauty and elegance that we will discover when we examine them in more detail. Then we find many small details and small beauties, original reflections and metallic or […]

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How did Oolong Tea get its special name

11. 03. 2021

Oolong is a corruption of Chinese word Wu Long, which means black dragon. An old Chinese legend is associated with the origin of this name. Lazy Fellow Black Dragon Once upon a time, probably in the Wuyi Mountain Range in the Chinese province of Fujian, a farmer lived in the mountains. He had a son […]

Let´s go for tea adventures!

13. 12. 2020

You will definitely enjoy traveling with your favorite tea utensils. The question is how to protect it, pack it, transport it, just don’t break it. Try Care For Teaware! With teapots around the globe Care for Teaware stands for practical and beautiful handmade pieces for tea ceremonies – both in tea rooms and outdoors. The […]

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Object Teapot – Tea Pottery by Hanka Vrbicová

22. 09. 2020

I would like to start this text with an engaging story about being a passionate tea connoisseur who has been drinking selected tea in the cradle… Unfortunately, I do not have such a nice story up my sleeve. I came to pottery and tea pottery in a way that I just landed in it somehow. […]

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Postcovid Flush – what happened in Darjeeling

17. 06. 2020

We managed to buy some great teas, which were produced in Darjeeling before the gardens closed in March this year. Until March 24, when a “lockdown” occurred across India, only a very small amount of tea was harvested.  Pandemic versus hopeful tea season The weather was good for growers this year, so a very good […]

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It’s all about water

20. 04. 2020

It’s been some time since we did our last test of water. Travelling around the Czech lands we collected various water samples and went on to test them straight away. It’s been proven many times before, and we have confirmed it again: the water you put in your tea really matters. Water Sources We tested […]

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Tree is not wood under bark – tea trays by Vlasta Hanuš

11. 03. 2020

We are fascinated by people who create things with their own hands – something we can touch and use in our daily lives. Wood is a great accessory for tea – it also is a woody plant after all… Vlasta Hanuš makes tea trays and tables, which you can admire in our shop.     […]

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The Sakhejung Garden – the Story of Mrs Milan

30. 01. 2020

This story started around 2000. There were very few tea factories in Nepal, but tea farming was on a rise: new gardens sprang up like mushrooms and thousands of small farmers started growing tea. However, there was no one who would process the leaves and, inevitably, their price was falling rapidly. Within a couple of […]

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Jarda Marek – fires in an anagama kiln!

04. 01. 2020

Let us introduce another gifted Czech potter, Jarda Marek, who fires tea pottery in a wood-kiln. And not just any wood-kiln, but an anagama. Jarda was born in 1984 and was introduced to pottery making as early as primary school. “When studying at a college of applied arts in Český Krumlov I discovered wood-fired pottery and […]

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Tea and our Brain – it works!

16. 11. 2019

Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: evidence from brain connectivity evaluation The majority of tea studies have relied on neuropsychological measures, and much fewer on neuroimaging measures, especially for interregional connections. To date, there has been no exploration of the effect of tea on system-level brain networks. We recruited healthy older participants to two groups […]

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