We are passionate about teaware as an integral part of the brewing experience. Aroma, color and taste are all enhanced by the appropriate teaware for a particular tea, the season, and the circumstance.
Our first collection features pieces by Peter Kuo, a Taiwanese ceramic artist whose work is imbued with his own spirituality and love of tea culture. Three times a year his wood-fired kiln is filled with new teaware, and we are delighted to feature some of this creative endeavor in our shop.
We have also commissioned Oregon artist Jonathan Steele to make a series of teapots and bowls in celebration of our opening. His enthusiasm for tea and his handmade teaware reflect not only his personal style but the blossoming of an American tea culture in the Pacific Northwest.
As one of my favorite teachers recently said, “We are all on the bus, but we just got on at different times.” If you are just beginning your journey in tea, welcome! We have assembled some easy-to-use teaware to get you started. Choose from a western style family teapot or options to make tea for one. To brew in the traditional Chinese style, glass and clay pots, cups, pitchers, and more are available to make it easy and accessible.
Our collection also includes a variety of tea bowls for casual, everyday drinking. It's a great way to see up close the unfolding of the leaves and the transformation of water into tea. At its best, tea is about intention, appreciation and connection. A ceramic bowl with clear, clean water and some tea leaves is all you need, at any point in your tea life.
It's popular even in the winter! We have an assortment of filter bottles on hand right now for making cold brew at home and on the go. Look for our Cold Brew Workshops beginning in the spring.