About Bamboo Tea Boat:
A traditional Gongfu tea boat (Cha Pan) made from compressed bamboo for lightness and strength. The tray has a removable lid, and can be used to discard water or used leaves during a Gongfu tea ceremony.
The Gongfu style of brewing is native to Fujian province, China and Taiwan. The style encompasses several tea utensils, including a small teapot (usually around 3 to 6 ounces, though some may be larger), and is typically used to brew Oolong or Puer teas. The essence of the Gongfu style is to enjoy tea in a ceremonial setting that highlights the tea preparer’s hospitality. The tea is prepared in small brewing rounds and is poured into a small pitcher, then into individual cups. The process is very engaging and exudes ‘Cha Tao’ – a term used to describe tea spirit.
For more on Gongfu brewing, including a demonstration of the tea boat in use, see the video below.
6″ wide, 14.75″ long, 1.75″ high.