The Skill of Tea: A Survey of Chinese Tea Wares and Teas


This course will focus on the historical, cultural, and functional applications of Chinese tea wares and the appreciation of various teas that are implemented in Gongfu Cha (Literally translates to “making tea with skill”). The course will begin with a slideshow on a brief survey of Chinese tea history and tea culture, and many of the numerous tea ware types used to prepare, infuse, and enjoy loose/whole leaf teas. Students will learn to make a gaiwan (tea infusing vessel consisting of a lid, bowl, and saucer), a chahu (teapot), cha bei (teacup), cha hai (fairness cup), and a small cha pan (tea boat). The course will conclude with a slideshow and tea tasting that will focus on a selection of delicious Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese teas consisting of white, green, oolong, and puerh. Students will use the wares that they made in class for the concluding tea tasting.

The dates of this 5 session course are: 10/28 ,10/29, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11

Prerequisties: Beginning to intermediate pottery wheel-throwing skills are required for this course.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
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