Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tea Sinks During My Recent Trip

A tea tray, also refered to by some people, myself included, as a tea sink, is an indispensable part of the gongfucha teawear set. It can be made of clay, wood, bamboo, porcelain, or stone. I prefer to call them tea sinks over tea tray because they primarily serve the purpose of a sink - collecting liquid runoff, and that some of them are made like a large shallow bowl. Below are a few pictures of tea sinks I took during this recent trip. I thought some people may be interested to see them, so here they are:

This is the old fashion gongfucha tea sink made of porcelain.

A porcelain lotus leaf tea sink, with matching gaiwan and tea cups.

A flat bamboo tea sink with Qing Hua Porcelain gaiwan and teacups.

Another bamboo tea sink with White Jade porcelain teaware. (White Jade is not
real jade. It's juat a name to describe the nice finishing on this type of
white porcelain.

A HEAVY Zisha (Purple Clay) tea sink with lotus engraving. This tea
sink weights in at over 50 lbs.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard them called so many things; I usually use 'water table'. I really like the lotus leaf, though it looks a bit impractical. The view of the television over the zisha table pains my heart ><;