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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. […]

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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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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Hand rolled teas from south Sikkim

23. 10. 2019

Sikkim is a mountain state in north-east India bordering with Nepal in the west, Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the east and West Bengal in the south, where it’s almost literally a stone’s throw to Darjeeling. Sikkim is famous for its biodiversity: it has both subtropical climate and the climate of the Alps. Specifics […]

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The legendary Dong Ding contest in Taiwan

11. 10. 2019

There are many tea contests in Taiwan. Some are more prestigious, some are less, some are trendsetters, some hardly keep pace. About twenty-five of them are widely acknowledged, but only one of them is a true legend: the Lugu Farmers’ Association Dong Ding Oolong Tea Competition that has taken place twice a year for over […]

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Assam Koliapani – The Story of Mr Rebo

18. 09. 2019

Mr Rebo is a farmer from the Koliapani village in Upper Assam. Originally a teacher in a local school, he decided to plant tea shrubs in a garden he had inherited from his father in the 1990s. His first seeds came from an abandoned tea garden in Nagaland, an Indian state bordering with Burma.   […]

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Hadong – thousand years of tea

08. 06. 2019

„A long time ago in Hadong – a steep mountain region – there were little to be offered to the king. After a long contemplation, people gathered tea leaves that grew between the rocks and presented them to the king, which he liked and bestowed the title „tea of kings“. Frist Tea Field and an […]

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The Gifts of Fire – Jiří Duchek

03. 11. 2018

We bring another poetic text by potter Jiří Duchek, this time about fire, its power and might, about what it brings and how it transfroms things… Wood-firing from a potter – poet point of view. Like desolate temples consecrated to fire ages ago, like cave sanctuaries, cold kilns sleep quietly in deserted places. Kilns that […]

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Colours of the Flames – Ferdinand Hovančík

15. 10. 2018

    Ferdinand Hovančík was born on 29th of April 1975 in Slovakia. He creates tea pottery since 1998 together with his brother Erich*. They began in Klikov in South Bohemia, in mister Kovařík´s studio. They have bulit their own kiln after 3 years. They work only with local clays and glazes from local materials. […]

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