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The Relative Sizes of Teawares – Asia vs. Western

Sip cup about half the size of typical Western style cup. In many parts of the world, generally categorized as Western or simply “not part of Asia,” teaware sizes are quite different than many used in Asia. The reason is … Continue reading

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Choose Your Chawan (Tea Bowl) with Care

The chawan is a great way to savor your premium, and even your so-so, teas. It’s a small bowl that has no handle, originated in China, and became fairly popular in Japan when it arrived there. The chawan (also called … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Sniffing Cups

An important part of any true gongfu tea ceremony is the sniffing cup (also called the “tall cup”). While there is some question on whether there is any real Chinese tea ceremony or if the West has adopted a “tea … Continue reading

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