Tea Boxes
Taiwan

Tea Jar from Mr Lin

Product code: CSAC-451
Add to my notebook
500 ml

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

Blue China Gaiwan | Landscape

This gaiwan was created and hand painted by artisans of Jingdezhen for Camellia Sinensis.

Feng Huang Hong Cha

Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region. These long twists release, once infused, charming fragrances of flowers and warm honey. Its liquor, slightly tart and flavorful, displays intense aromas of berries (blackcurrant) and roasted chestnuts. Enhanced by a delicate bite, tempered by its malty (barley sugar) character, its finish is long and comforting.

Pu Er Shou 1976 Menghai

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). The sweetness of its attack is accompanied by earthy and woody notes (typical of very old shou) softened by the many years spent in storage. The tea also sports pleasant nuances of fruits and flowers alongside that of camphor. Like an old book read with care and respect, this tea is to be savored with wisdom.