A beautiful tea in a beautiful pot. This session was an ode to spring on many levels: An antique yixing pot that is the living incarnation of the spring of 1952; A 2019 spring dancong tea that is the embodiment of fresh fruit; A floral kutani cup; the poem 青山不老緑水長流.
This tea was a little treat waiting for me in a treasured tea container that I hadn’t seen in a while. I think the sounds of this container come through quite nicely, though briefly. The cup sound is also a highlight for me, if you can pick it out. Thanks for joining me.
Today we used a 90s gaiwan, 80s Mikasa creamer as the sharing pitcher, 80s Kutani cup with unfinished edge, and the hand-finished brass and tin tea tin from 2004 Japan. The tie guan yin is most likely from 2014ish.