i just wanted to share my new set up...
i ditched the old big bamboo tray for something more simple, elegant, and civilized
cloth was stitched by hand for me by a cousin
tea boat from wistaria tea house... its got a nice vintage farmers look and feel to it... the ring near the center is an unglazed part in the tea boat
de hua tea cups also from wistaria tea house... the left most one is oblong in shape... its quite unique cause all of the other cups we are used to is round shaped
saucers from an antique fair here in manila... dead cheap... less than $4 for 6 pieces... i believe they are 70's-80's japanese reject saucers. its dirty white in color with a gold rim.
aroma and drinking cup custom made for wistaria tea house... as you can see there is a "zi" word in the center of the drinking cup... the aroma cup also has this but im having a hard time shooting it... for the aroma cup its on the outside of the tea cup near the rim and has 2 words instead of 1.
a pair of jing de yao tea cups with some help from a friend. hand painted, very bold and striking qing hua painting. very soft to the touch and feel while drinking tea in it