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  1. Goldwork Ru Pitcher
    Goldwork Ru Pitcher

    This creamy blue-green Ru glaze pitcher celebrates the tradition of bringing new life to old pieces through gold repair work. As ancient pieces are excavated, instead of preserving cracked shards, modern collectors are repairing these relics with gold so that they can be used in tea brewing the way the original artist intended. This gold work has spurred the growth of a new craft, adding adornment to the repairs- a modern dialog with ancient pieces. This Ru pot draws on the goldwork tradition with a golden motif of its own, a contrast to the lightly-crackled Ru glaze itself.

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    $59.00
  2. Classical Orchard Pitcher
    Classical Orchard Pitcher

    Classical Chinese porcelain motifs were all about the deep blue brushwork, with early blue glaze being the best color to survive the intense heat of the kiln. This pitcher evokes that classical style with an elegant hand-painted pomegranate tree. Pengyuan Qinghua Studio turns all of their own ultra-thin porcelain, vitrified at an extremely high firing temperature for teaware fine enough to amplify tea’s aromatics and allow light to pass through, giving each piece a glowing quality. Striking detail in the brushwork around the branches is matched with a beautiful dream-like quality in the blue of the fruit itself, showing off the artist’s skill.

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    $28.00
  3. Abundant Orchard Pitcher
    Abundant Orchard Pitcher

    Gongfu tea is a celebration of abundance, and this pitcher evokes that feeling of nature’s abundance beautifully with a hand-painted pomegranate tree full of fruit and blossoms. Pengyuan Qinghua Studio turns all of their own ultra-thin porcelain, vitrified at an extremely high firing temperature for teaware fine enough to amplify tea’s aromatics and allow light to pass through, giving each piece a glowing quality. Striking detail in the brushwork around the branches is matched with a beautiful dream-like quality in the pink of the fruit itself, showing off the artist’s skill.

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    $28.00
  4. Mountain Pavilion Pitcher
    Mountain Pavilion Pitcher

    This impressive pitcher features a peaceful hand-painted scene highlighting a secret tea pavilion in the mountains. Pengyuan Qinghua Studio turns all of their own ultra-thin porcelain, vitrified at an extremely high firing temperature for teaware fine enough to amplify tea’s aromatics and allow light to pass through, giving each piece a glowing quality. The brushwork on this piece shows off the artist's skill at both detail in the pavilion itself, and gestural washes and abstraction on the rock face and cherry blossoms.

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    $28.00
  5. Crimson Bamboo Pitcher
    Crimson Bamboo Pitcher

    This striking pitcher features a hand-painted motif of delicate bamboo swaying in the wind. Pengyuan Qinghua Studio turns all of their own ultra-thin porcelain, vitrified at an extremely high firing temperature for teaware fine enough to amplify tea’s aromatics and allow light to pass through, giving each piece a glowing quality. The red brushwork is an elegant contrast to the white, and an evocative reference to the bamboo groves that grow alongside tea in the mountains of Fujian.

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    $28.00
  6. Spring Bamboo Pitcher
    Spring Bamboo Pitcher

    This thin, fine, lustrous porcelain features a meticulously hand painted bamboo motif in incredible detail, fired in both traditional blue and deep green for a stunning two tone effect. The modern sleek shape is perfect for any gongfu set up, and the fully-vitrified non-reactive high fired porcelain amplifies the aromatics of any tea you pour from it, perfect for serious and contemplative tasting.

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    $25.00
  7. Pine Bough Pitcher
    Pine Bough Pitcher

    This thin, fine, lustrous porcelain features a meticulously hand painted pine bough in incredible detail. The modern sleek shape is perfect for any gongfu set up, and the fully-vitrified non-reactive high fired porcelain amplifies the aromatics of any tea you pour from it, perfect for serious and contemplative tasting.

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    $25.00
  8. Ru Glaze Pitcher
    Ru Glaze Pitcher
    The creamy blue of the distinctive Ru glaze was first pioneered in the Song Dynasty to evoke the sky. Now, the master craftspeople at the Jie Feng studio in Dehua fire these Ru pieces at over 1100 degrees celsius to bring back this song dynasty tradition. This classic pitcher is a pleasure to hold and a beautiful contrast to the color of tea, especially as it crackles over time.
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    $34.00
  9. Jingdezhen Pitcher
    Jingdezhen Pitcher
    This lustrous, stunningly thin fully hand made pitcher is high fired and fully vitrified for the most non-reactive, aroma-amplifying porcelain possible. The craft of the Chun He Hui Guan studio is apparent in the graceful sweeping arc of the pitcher body and of course, the Chun He Hui Guan Studio’s signature gold work, a beautiful contrast to the almost glowing translucence of the porcelain itself.
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    $84.00
  10. Modern Porcelain Pitcher
    Modern Porcelain Pitcher
    The modern form of this pitcher makes it a clean and striking addition to any tea set. The bright white high-fired porcelain is perfect for bringing out the aromatics in any tea, and provides a beautiful contrast to the color of the finished brew. The Peng Yuan Studio sculpted this pitcher for a graceful spout that forms naturally from the top edges.
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  11. Freeform Painted Branch Pitcher
    Freeform Painted Branch Pitcher
    Striking blue against brilliant white is the most classic and evocative style of Chinese porcelain. This pitcher was meticulously hand-painted using an incredibly fine brush, a steady hand, and a careful eye for a gorgeous freeform branch motif that evokes the abundance of late spring. The artists of the De Hua Peng Yuan Studio are dedicated to honoring the art of porcelain with lustrous and highly vitrified pieces that reflect the true aroma of tea.
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    $18.00
  12. Nixi Pottery Inlaid Pitcher Brewer
    Nixi Pottery Inlaid Pitcher Brewer
    This pitcher and brewing vessel is one of the oldest forms in Nixi pottery, with archaeological excavations unearthing similar pieces from over 2000 years ago. The form was originally designed for heating over a brazier to simmer yak butter tea. Today, many households use the ancient form as part of the more modern tea ceremony, adapted in Tibetan Nixi to simmering shu pu’er with salt. The elegance of the ancient form makes this a perfect pitcher to keep tea hot, while bringing deep minerality and forest-like aroma to the brew and slowly absorbing flavor and texture just like yixing pottery. The inlay work would have originally been done with shells in ancient times, but now, Nixi potters like Dangzhen Pichu are collaborating with masters in Jingdezhen, and the current practice now uses carefully trimmed pieces of porcelain as a tribute to an intersection of traditions. Each hand made pitcher is unique with natural variation in finish and texture.
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    $85.00
  13. Nixi Pottery Traditional Pitcher Brewer
    Nixi Pottery Traditional Pitcher Brewer
    This pitcher and brewing vessel is one of the oldest forms in Nixi pottery, with archaeological excavations unearthing similar pieces from over 2000 years ago. The form was originally designed for heating over a brazier to simmer yak butter tea. Today, many households use the ancient form as part of the more modern tea ceremony, adapted in Tibetan Nixi to simmering shu pu’er with salt. The elegance of the ancient form makes this a perfect pitcher to keep tea hot, while bringing deep minerality and forest-like aroma to each brew and slowly absorbing flavor and texture. Each hand made pitcher is unique with natural variation in finish and texture.
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    $60.00
  14. Slim Gold Rim Crackle Pitcher
    Slim Gold Rim Crackle Pitcher
    This extremely fine tempered glass pitcher is made by hand and gilded with gold. This pitcher was made in Japan to bring out the flavor and aroma of fine sake, but we have fallen in love with how the shape and crackling bring out the exquisite color and aroma in tea. This pitcher is tall and elegant, making tea almost sparkle as you pour.
    Out of stock
  15. Glass Pitcher
    Glass Pitcher
    This tempered glass pitcher is a versatile tool for brewing tea. It can be used to pour steeped tea from a teapot or gaiwan for each tea without dripping. It is also used to ensure that each guest gets tea steeped for the same amount of time regardless of whether you pour for them first or last. The glass pitcher is also a perfect tool for brewing green teas as it holds the right temperature for more delicate brews and shows off the tremendous beauty and color of the leaves as you steep your tea
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  16. Painted Landscape Pitcher
    Painted Landscape Pitcher
    This lustrous high-fired porcelain pitcher from De Hua is highly vitrified and non-reactive, presenting a clean focused aroma in your teas. The meticulously hand-painted landscape depicts distant mountains, trees growing from rocky outcroppings and small boats, very evocative of the Wuyishan tea growing region.
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  17. Gilded White Pitcher
    Gilded White Pitcher
    This tall, elegant pitcher is made from lustrous De Hua high-fired porcelain. The highly vitrified porcelain is non-reactive, presenting a clean focused aroma in your teas. The gold gilding is a beautiful contrast to the subtle blue-green hue in the porcelain.
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    $12.50
  18. Wide Gold Rim Crackle Pitcher
    Wide Gold Rim Crackle Pitcher
    This extremely fine tempered glass pitcher is made by hand and gilded with gold. This pitcher was made in Japan to bring out the flavor and aroma of fine sake, but we have fallen in love with how the shape and crackling bring out the exquisite color and aroma in tea. This pitcher is gracefully curved and elegant, making tea almost sparkle as you pour.
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  19. Oil Spot Freeform Pitcher
    Oil Spot Freeform Pitcher
    Oil Spot, or you di is one of the oldest and most traditional Song Dynasty forms. Award-winning master-potter Lin Xi has done years of research on ancient techniques and in his unique one-man studio, is working to revive the ancient art of you di glazing, sourcing and blending his clay and glazing material from the original mineral deposits tapped in the Song Dynasty. This unique pitcher was fully hand-thrown, with glazes hand blended and dipped, and fired in tiny batches dependent on the whims of weather and kiln heat patterns to achieve the desired effect. Each of Lin Xi’s pitchers is unique, relying on his technique of throwing a wide cup and ‘flicking’ the spout shape at the last moment to achieve the most fluid look. This technique requires the perfect weight and thickness of cup and even just the right humidity and weather to get right, so Lin Xi makes very few pitchers each year.
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  20. Blue Celadon Pitcher
    Blue Celadon Pitcher
    Xiangfu Workshop’s new line of Ge Song Celadon is fired using traditional techniques in Longquan, the birthplace of Celadon pottery. The light crackling on this bluer shade of celadon grows over a lifetime of use, slowly filling in darker with tea for a beautiful effect.
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