Friday, October 9, 2009

Roy's Teapot for Monkey-Picked Tie Guan Yin

Having shared photos of Roy's teapot for puerh, we thought you might also like to see his pot dedicated to monkey-picked tie guan yin. It's a small, unpretentious zi sha yi xing pot of good but not exceptional quality, but after over 20 years of brewing tie guan yin, it's developed a glossy patina and the coveted trait of being able to produce tea without adding leaves.

The pot was lost for a couple of years, ever since the original Imperial Tea Court in Chinatown closed. But this week, after searching intensely, Roy found it and celebrated by using it brew the first pot of the 2009 Harvest Monkey-Picked Tie Guan Yin, which will be coming to the teahouse and online store in just a few days.

1 comment:

Jason Witt said...

Oh, that is so cool! This pot was lost and now is found. What a heartwarming little story. That's because the pot produces tea without any leaves being added. Just incredible. I always wondered if that was only a myth or it was true. --Teaternity