This cup was designed by the Camellia Sinensis team in partnership with a ceramic workshop in Taiwan. Made of porcelain, the pure white glazed interior finish is perfect to enhance the colour of the liquor of either an entire gaiwan infuson or a shared teapot. An elegant everyday accessory with its pleasing curves and practical size.
The west has once again fallen in love with green tea.
From time immemorial, praised by poets adored by Emperors, tea is not only the most consumed beverage on the planet but also an essential part of the diet of millions around the world. From its distant Chinese origins the taste for tea has crossed all borders. Its many virtues and flavours make it hard to ignore. Whether the leaves come from the famous sacred mountains of China or the highest gardens of Darjeeling, every cup tells a story, reveals the grower's craft, conjures up a landscape. Take a voyage into the teascapes of China, Taiwan, India, Japan and other important producing …
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The chasen is a traditional tool and is essential for preparing matcha. It is made from a single piece of bamboo with the end cut into several thin slivers to whisk the green tea into a small quantity of water. With a quick motion, the whisked tea is then fully emulsified and attains the proper texture as seen in the famous Japanese tea ceremony – the chanoyu.
When two brands like Camellia Sinensis and Chocolates Genevieve Grandbois combine their creative talents, great things are bound to happen.
Using a wood-fired kiln, Julie Lavoie, ceramist, creates exquisite porcelain, both rich and rustic with its flames and the delicate imprint of cinders. The result: a rich "living white" effect, both precious and pure in its own way.