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Bamboo Gongfu Cha Tool Set

While tea can be steeped almost as simply as one likes, there is a unique pleasure in having the right tool for the job, and this tea set provides just that, with everything you need to aid in performing gongfu cha, even on a ceremonial level. All the items are made from one or two pieces of hand-carved bamboo, with a distinctive noded style that lends them a cultivated rustic aesthetic and makes them easier to hold.

The five-piece set includes:

  • bamboo tongs, for grasping large tea leaves and holding gongfu cups for rinsing in a classic gongfu cha ceremony;
  • a tea needle for clearing clogged teapot spouts, especially narrow yixing spouts;
  • a narrow spoon for scooping fine leaves or, moreover, powdered teas like matcha, and it can also be used to clear used leaves from a teapot or gaiwan;
  • a small rest to lay any of the first three tools upon;
  • and a large tea holder to display dry leaves for appreciation and funnel into a brewing vessel, like a tea lotus, and to hold the other tools when not in use.

Similar Bamboo Tongs can be purchased alone.

  • MATERIAL:  Bamboo
  • LENGTH (tongs, spoon, needle):  18.5 cm
  • SIZE (tea holder):  18 x 7 x 1.8 cm
  • SIZE (rest):  5 x 1 x 1 cm
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23.00 €