Xiangfu’s Zheng series is named after the stringed instrument since the carved grooves mimc the zheng’s strings. Groves running to a drain channel allow this personal-sized tea board to draw water away from your teapot, keeping it even and well-seasoned. The compact footprint is perfect for desk-side modern gongfu.
This stunning and truly unique tea boat from Xiangfu workshop is made from a combination of aromatic yew wood and resin. Beautiful pieces of yew are selected for their unique wood grains and shapes, and allowed to truly stand out against the swirled resin. This hand-building process means every piece is unlike any other. When the fragrant board is used for tea, the heat and moisture bring out deep forestry aromatics in the wood, bringing nature to your daily tea.
This beautiful full-sized tea tray from Xiangfu Design Studio embraces their humble origins as a small workshop of bamboo crafters. The Chinese name 水云间 literally means “the space between clouds and water,” an evocative image that inspires the cut channels that serve as the drain for water poured during tea ceremony to run into the hidden tray underneath. The channels mirror the steam on a just brewed cup of tea rising and swirling, priming the tea board as a special “space” for tea. For big group tea sessions, this board has a drain with a tube so that you can keep brewing without emptying the tray itself.
The geometric lines intersecting the octagonal window evoke mist rolling by in the early morning. They also serve as a channel to drain this evocative tea board. A favorite teapot in the choice ‘window spot’ gives it center stage. This board draws on Xiangfu’s rich experience with bamboo as part of their new “Sacred Fig Tree” series, a new style of board made with dense, resin-soaked bamboo for solid weight and durability.
The circular platform with a carved lotus is the centerpiece of this board, serving as a place for a favorite teapot or gaiwan, while the carved channels are perfect for cups and pitchers. This deep, dark, solid board is actually made from dense resin-soaked bamboo that is kiln-fired for deep color. The board can be used with a drain cap for modern gongfu or with a tube in place for traditional draining gongfu tea.
A full gongfu set in its own side-satchel carry case? Yes, please! This new set from Xiangfu includes a bamboo tea board that h