Red Chinese Teapots
For all the Tea in China
The Chinese were the first to discover the tea leaf some three thousand years ago, and have been drinking it ever since.
The habit of drinking tea spread in the 6th century of our era to Japan and, by the 18th century, the rest of the world had caught up. Now tea drinking is widespread.
There is an art to drinking tea but however you choose to taste your tea, you need a good teapot. A Chinese teapot. A red Chinese teapot
Afternoon tea with the girls
Chrysanthemums bloom amongst the Chinese characters for Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, Good Fortune and Health.
Red Jade Teapot
Decorative Chinese teapot with rings of soft red jade
Cast iron Teapot
Low, seamless profile and elegant bas-relief season symbols.
Turtle Guardian for the north direction, symbol of water.
Ming Porcelain Teaset
Teapot and cups with hand painted arabesque on fuchsia with red calligraphy.
You'll need Teacups
Teacups with Strainers
Porcelain, removable strainer and lid for loose tea or teabag
Teacup with Infuser
A traditional painted garden scene with Geisha figures in a high-gloss finish
Guide to Teapots
Essential Guide to Yixing Pottery
The Colour Red
In China, red has traditionally been considered a most-auspicious colour, associated with luck and happiness.
Red, the colour of summer and of the South in antiquity, is everywhere in China..
Brides traditionally have worn red silk veils to cover their faces while modern brides wear red silk gowns or suits. Red bows can be seen festooning both places and people on high occasions.
Regardless of age, gender, wealth or rank, red is the prime consideration when deciding what to wear, how to decorate or even how to think about an occasion.
Red has been an active participant in China's history.
In China, there are seven basic daily necessities - fuel, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea.
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