The sieve is part of the Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony. It is used to ensure that the tea is clear and free of fine particles of tea leaf. This is ideal to use with the Yixing teapot, or a Gaiwan to infuse the tea. The sieve is used with a fairness cup to allow you to appreciate the fine colour of the liquor.
Glass ware is a really popular choice with tea drinkers, not only does it allow you to see the lovely colour of your infusion, but also glassware does not ‘taste’ the tea, or take on the flavours of the tea, like a clay pot might. This means that you can use this glass jug for all of your favourite teas. Our glassware is also safe to put in the dishwasher, unlike traditional tea ware, which should only be rinsed in water. To keep your glassware looking sparkly clean it occasionally by dissolving a tablespoon of washing soda crystals (not baking soda) in warm water and leave it to soak for an hour - the film should then simply wipe off with a cloth or kitchen paper.
The sieve is approximately 6.5cm in diameter, and 2cm deep. The holder is approximately 8 x 5 x 5cm. The fairness cup is 8cm high and 8cm in diameter at the base, it holds 250ml. The bamboo mat is for photographic purposes only and is not sold with this product.
The sieve and holder are not suitable for dishwashers or microwave ovens.
Our tea is sold by net weight, and by law, weighed using trade approved scales. Tea is packaged in resealable food safe pouches, or tins if selected as an option. Some teas may be heat sealed and/or vacuum sealed where appropriate to the individual product..
Our tea and tea ware products are shipped in packaging designed to prevent any damage during transit. All our products should reach you in perfect condition. You must notify us immediately upon receipt of goods if they appear to be damaged in any way. All orders will be dispatched within 3 business days, though we always aim to post as soon as possible. Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday, or at weekends will be posted on the next working day. All goods are dispatched by Royal Mail first class, which usually take 1-3 days from date of posting. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. The Fine Tea Company cannot be held responsible for any loss your incur arising from any postal delay. Postage is usually calculated according to weight of the goods, plus the weight of the packaging. Postage is sometimes calculated on the overall size of the item. The latest latest postage charges can be found here.
Orders placed on the website for places at one of The Fine Tea Company tea tasting experiences will be confirmed by email. You should print the email and bring it with you on the day of the event as this will be your entrance ticket.
|When tea is brewed in a teapot or gaiwan, before serving, the entire contents are poured through a fine sieve into the glass jug. The tea is then poured from the jug into the individual cups. The reason for this is beautifully simple. If a jug is not used, and tea is poured from a teapot directly into individual cups, the last cup poured would have a stronger taste than the first cup. Decanting all of the tea into the jug first, and then serving into cups means everyone’s taste is the same, and so fair. Hence “fairness” cup.|
|Whilst glassware is a more modern addition to the world of tea in the UK, glass ware is very popular in China, especially in tea houses, as it displays the tea and the colour of the liquor so well.|