Blanc de Chine

First Tea

I met Master Lin the day I arrived in China. On my travelers high I tried to keep up with this mans energy and enthusiasm. The encounter began with my first official tea. A wild ceremony of splashing water and clinking cups. The tea goes from water kettle, to teapot, to small strainer pitcher then finally to your tiny teacup. I was entranced, mesmerized by the sounds, and in awe of the perfect porcelain pieces.

View of Master Lins salesman, Shali and shop below studios. Tea serving is part of the shopping experience and a major part of social life.

View of Master Lins salesman, Shali and shop below studios. Tea serving is part of the shopping experience and a major part of social life.

Our studio tea table, and hang out.

Our studio tea table, and hang out.

Master Lin in Dehua Museum of Ceramic Art

Master Lin in Dehua Museum of Ceramic Art