Our Beautiful Chinese Tea Set – Available Now!
We have a real showstopper now available at Tea-Direct – our beautifully crafted Chinese Tea Set.
This exquisite tea set draws on the history and tradition of Chinese tea culture, evoking the ancient tea making and presentation rituals that have been practiced for centuries.
Paired with one of our delicious Chinese loose leaf teas, this set will create a truly unique experience, or make the perfect gift for any tea lover.
Chinese Tea Set - £59.99
It is believed that the earliest tea sets and teamaking rituals began in China during the Han Dynasty (206–220 BC), when tea ware was made of porcelain and included bowls that would hold tea leaves, over which water was poured to create the tea.
The Song Dynasty is known to have produced ceramic teapots and tea bowls in glazes of brown, blue and black, and it is thought that teapots were first developed during the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD) after the remnants of a Yixing teapot (also known as Zi Sha Hu and Purple Sand teapots) was discovered during an archaeological dig, further indicating the rich and eventful history of tea making in China.
Complete the experience with some of our favourite loose leaf Chinese teas.
Our Chinese Tea Picks
Lapsang Souchong Tea – From £10.99
Sourced from the beautiful Wuyi Mountain region of China's Fujian Province, this fine black tea has a distinct smoky aroma and taste, created from methods used during the drying process. Leaves are dried over pine wood fires to develop complex woody notes, complementing their natural flavours, and resulting in a delicious, well-balanced and robust tea.
Jasmine Tea – From £9.99
Subtly sweet and wonderfully fragrant, Jasmine tea is created through a careful process of picking closed jasmine flowers in the late summer afternoons, carefully storing them until they begin to open in the evening, and blending them to sit overnight. The delicate, complex flavours and outstanding aromas are brought to life as the jasmine flowers begin to bloom, making for a very special cup of tea.
Keemun Tea – From £9.99
Sourced from the Qimen County of Huangshan City, Keemun is a black Chinese leaf that was first produced in 1875. Creating a tea that reveals delicate fruity aromas and a subtly floral fragrance, Keemun is best served without milk or sugar, allowing the winey and fruity flavours to be truly experienced.
Lung Ching Dragon Well Tea – from £13.99
This hand-picked dragonwell tea comes from Hanngzou, China, in the Zhejiang Province. An infamous and much-loved tea, Lung Ching Tea is unfermented, with heat applied after picking to halt the natural fermentation process. The result is a wonderfully complex tea that boasts a beautiful green colour, subtle aromas and a rich taste.
Rose Pouchong – From £9.99
Pouchong tea is produced in the Fujian Province of China, and also in the Pinglin District of Taiwan, an area renowned for Pouchong tea production. Rose Pouchong tea is a delightful, light and refreshing Chinese speciality tea, that has a sweet, rose-perfumed flavour, delicate, floral fragrance and a smooth finish.