Friday, December 19, 2008
Chinese Tea Culture
I'm fascinated with the range of yixing sculptures that are used in gongfu tea, but some of them are really tacky. I particularly dislike the chubby, naked little boys who pee when you pour water or tea over them. There are also some questionable nude female figures, although I've not seen them in use so I don't know if they have a similar gimicky thing about them. I do like the turtles and money frogs, and especially the mythical creatures and lions.