I’ve been getting a lot of questions about people wanting to start to create their own Gongfu. I’m going to share with you the companies I have purchased from and allow you to decide what works best.
If you are not aware of what Gongfu is it’s a tea ceremony which includes several items in order to process the tea as well as serves as symbolic gestures in the tea ceremony. I find the tea ceremony to be very rewarding and peaceful.
The term “gongfu” actually means Making Tea With Skill and it does require a little bit of skill to complete.
Here are some of the items you may need, some are optional some are required.
Brewing vessel, Yixing teapot, porcelain teapot, or a covered bowl gaiwan.
Tea pitcher (chahai), or any matching size decanting vessel.
Hot water kettle, this can be a tea pot or even a carafe.
Brewing tray, or a deep, flat bottom porcelain plate to hold spills (spills are typical).
Tea towel or tea cloth.
Tea cups (traditionally 3), matching size.
Strainer, a tea strainer, sometimes built into the tea pitchers
Tea holder, tea leaf holder for weighing and dispensing.
Tea leaves required
As well as some optional items:
tea basin or bowl
scent cup (snifter cup)
A pair of tongs
I also say you have to have a Tea Pet. See HERE for tea pet description
Now onto the places I have purchased from:
Ali Express (has some interesting tea pets)
These are just a few, there are so many out there but I’ve been getting a lot of questions and wanted to share these with you!
I hope this helps you better understand the Tea Ceremony as well as give you understanding to creating your own.