Culture, language, tangibles, intangibles from countries known for tea. China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India, etc...
Planning on making a trip to Guangzhou in a few weeks and to see the famous Fangcun Tea market. I would like to pick up some yixing pots and maybe some tea as well (roasted tie guanyin, other wulong, red tea, maybe some green tea). I'm familiar with Guangzhou and can speak Chinese, but have never been to the market. I was wondering if anyone here has any recommendations for where to stop to find some well made (but not extremely expensive) yixing pots as well as maybe some real vintage teaware? Recommendations for teas and tea sellers would also be appreciated. Also, if you know of any places in Guangzhou outside of Fangcun that you also think would be worth checking out, it would be great to hear from you. Cheers!
Nov 27th 15 7:54 am
Joined: Aug 28th 12 12:12 pm
Location: Hong Kong
That should work. Where in the world are you? I'm a few hours away in Hong Kong. I went up to a tea fair in GZ three or four months ago--quite the minefield. Definitely lots of junk to wade through. I expect Fangcun to be much the same, but two heads are always better than one!