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A Teapot Made From Chocolate?

A Teapot Made From Chocolate?

BBC spots a hand-crafted teapot made from dark chocolate. The teapot contains 65% cocoa solids and guess what: it brews a cup of tea with ‘hints’ of chocolate. It was filled with chocolate, shaken to remove air bubbles, and the excess chocolate was poured off […]

Beautiful Glass Teapot With Infuser And Warmer Spotted

Beautiful Glass Teapot With Infuser And Warmer Spotted

Recently we found this amazing glass teapot from one of our new suppliers. Stay tuned: it will be online soon. Wanna stay updated? Then make sure to visit our Teasenz Store and subscribe to the newsletter in the footer area.

Chinese Art Collector Buys 35 Million USD The Wine Cup (Meiyintang), But Sips Tea

Chinese Art Collector Buys 35 Million USD The Wine Cup (Meiyintang), But Sips Tea

chinese ming dynasty art collector

Liu Yiqian, a Chinese multimillionaire, recently bought a 35 million USD wine cup from the Ming Dynasty, but got in trouble online by showing a picture of himself sipping tea out of it. This is what the rich art collector said: “Emperor Qianlong of the Ming Dynasty has used it, now I’ve used it” and  “I just wanted to see how it felt.” The cup, he added, “isn’t a commercial product appropriate for the masses.”

On Weibo, a Chinese social media site, Chinese art lovers and people in the lower classes of society are furious:

“You think you can drink it and become immortal?”

“In fact, isn’t it just a way to satisfy your vanity?”

The reason of all this rage is because this ‘chicken cup’ (also known as ‘Mei Yin Tang’) probably the most celebrated porcelain in Chinese history and there are only 17 left in the world. See the tea cup in the below image. It’s delicately crafted with flawless translucent sides flaring out from the countersunk base to a subtly everted rim. The outside is painted in faint outlines of cobalt blue under the glaze and picked out in overglaze enamels of yellow, green, light and dark olive green. In addition, two tones of iron red is used with a lively continuous scene of a red rooster and his golden hen out in a garden with their chicks. One side of the cup depicting the rooster with his head turned back to see the hen pecking at a red-winged insect on the ground.

chicken cup meiyintang

chicken cup

This is How Tea Cups are Made in India

This is How Tea Cups are Made in India

I discovered this lovely video that will be very entertaining to watch. It’s a short film about tea cup makers in Kumartuli in Calcutta, India. The maker shot the video using a Canon 5D Mk II and GoPro Hero. Check it out! What I love […]

The History of That Tea Set

The History of That Tea Set

Tea isn’t quite so proper these days. There isn’t really the ceremony of bringing out a tea set, setting out a pot, milk and sugar, and drinking tea around the table from delicate tea cups. Tea seems more utilitarian – with thermoses and tumblers with strainers […]

Woman Uses Her Right To Bear Tea

Woman Uses Her Right To Bear Tea

powteaTea drinking has gotten more awesome these days. From selling mugs and tea pots with grips like a gun, mugs that change color and design according to heat, a mug where the handle is brass knuckles, to big figures like Barack Obama and Celebrities like Lady Gaga drinking the stuff constantly – tea has become pretty epic. Tea is not to be messed with, especially with the recent news that a woman fought off a mugger with her cup of tea.

In Pennsylvania on March 7th, a woman, leaving the Wawa,  was  approached by a man who demanded  her wallet. The woman refuses  to give her wallet to him and is trying to get away.  To defend herself, she tossed her hot tea in his face and alerted another citizen, who in turn called the police, and the man was apprehended. The man was charged with robbery and related offenses.

This is pretty amazing. To use hot tea to evade getting robbed from, getting hurt or killed? Think of the superhero spin offs – Madame Potts and her side-kick Tea Bag-ster, fighting crime with the power of a hot cup of tea.

Well probably not, but a girl can dream. Though it does show that tea can really help do a lot of things. It’s not just helping out around the house, or doing cool art projects – you can protect yourself and others. So tea warriors, feel awesome with that cup of tea in your hand, you’ll never know when you’ll need it.

Tea Technology – Innovative Tea Cups

Tea Technology – Innovative Tea Cups

There is something lovely about that perfect tea cup – that one that you always want to be clean and will use again and again. Perfect size, perfect shape, perfect warmth. Inside that cup lies your home, your safe place. It is the cup from […]