This tea, a little over 15 years old, was produced according to a historical heritage dating back nearly 1,500 years. Compressed in large baskets of bamboo (sometimes up to 50 kg) it consists of a mixture of leaves and stems blackened by moisture and time. Its sweet and earthy liquor is embellished with rooting aromas of spices (anise) and burnt wood. It also ranks in the family of Liu Bao Binlang Xiang (betel fragrance) because of the character naturally developed by its artisanal production. The finish is surprisingly fresh and sweet.
Teapot from Mr Shao SO-54Mr Shao Collection
This earthenware teapot comes to us directly from a young artisan from Yixing, Mr Shao.
Shao Guo Jun was born and educated in the city of Ding Shan. There he learned traditional pottery techniques with some of the greatest masters. The teapots which he makes are in the classic style. They are simple, delicate and elegant, while being inspired by nature and Chinese culture. His style is both plain and very much alive.
Shao Guo Jun constantly seeks to improve the quality of the teapots he makes. He is part of a new generation of promising young potters.
Diameter of the opening: 6 cm
Height without lid: 8 cm