Sunday, December 19, 2010

Almost-last-minute teaware gift ideas

Those of us who have not the time to serve a long apprenticeship to become a tea master capable of, among other things, intuitively heating water to the perfect temperature for green tea (about 75°C, or 167°F) can avail ourselves of the many wonderful items out there, such as these two masterpieces:

Either one of these items can make it much easier and mellower to achieve the right water temperature, which is so important to green tea.

By the way, here is a funny story about water temperature.

For the tea lover on your list ... or for yourself.

—Mellow Monk


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