These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village.
Tea Jar from Mr. Lin
The Taiwanese potter Lin Jianhong from Luku in Taiwan, refined his study of ceramic art with the great masters of Japan.
He uses Ru Yao celadon glaze, a style developed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). His pieces are gas oven fired at temperatures that reach 1,250 ° Celsius. This results in pieces with a velvety texture and a finish like a coating of rich icing. The few areas of unglazed clay add a nice contrast to the eye and to the touch.
The inside of the jar is glazed and the lid perfectly covers the aperture, evidence of the thoroughness of the artisan’s work.
To learn more about the artist's approach see the article on this Tea Tasters Blog.
Diameter of the opening: 7 cm
Height: 14.5 cm
Our tea advisors also recommend
Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region.
This very respectable Shou Pu er is offered here in carefully broken pieces of the original cake, a relatively affordable formula when compared to the price of whole cakes of this age. Its liquor is dense and milky, even after two rinses (as is often recommended for these antiques).