Today we've been visiting Xǔ Shí Juān's studio as my wife's cousin is a student of hers.
We had a look around and watched them work for a while, and of course had some tea. Yixing Hong Cha, as usual around here this time of year.
As you can see, despite using a Yixing pot to steep the tea, after it had been filtered it went into a glass pot and from there to be enjoyed from glazed pottery.
It's not only Yixing even in Yixing
The Hong Cha was delicious, but not long now until the new greens get out!
For next Sunday (20th of March) I made an appointment with Chái Lín Jūn.
He is a close friend of my father in law and happens to be a local tea producer.
I will see if I can make some pictures all the way from the plucking to the ready made YangXianXueYa. I read in other posts there is some considerable interest in green xue ya, so some of you might enjoy my report about that next week.