Friday, January 16, 2015

Tea Time

Photo Credit: Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown never ceases to amaze me! Since returning from his most recent trip to Mungyeong S. Korea last fall, he has been working on Korean tea sets. The tray is called a tea boat and is designed to catch any tea that spills while pouring. The tea is steeped in the small teapot, then poured, and served from the katakuchi (on the left). I really like the small coasters. They are also great for serving a little hot sauce. I am not a tea drinker but I do enjoy tea ware and learning about the tea ceremonies that Asian cultures practice. I am also impressed at how Jeff can take this traditional set and incorporate his own textures and style.

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5 comments:

  1. And katakuchi is just fun to say katakuchi, katakuchi, katakuchi See what I mean?

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  2. Yes, what Dennis said. The tea boat is lovely, as well as the whole set. I admit to using a microwave often to boil my water for tea, which is in bags for individual servings these days. But I do love the tea ceremony also...a lovely ritual.

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  3. Such a beautiful tea service. I use a teapot and cup every morning for Mayan chocolate chai tea that I get locally. The whole process of preparing the tea and pouring it is so soothing. Eastern tradition has it right! Tea in a beautiful set like this would be almost a ceremony.

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  4. beautiful, love the set and the boat

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