Starter Gongfu Tea Set
Item Number: SCC27
77% Recommend this product (10 of 13 responses)
April 12, 2015
Bought this as a gift for a friend and she loved it !!
January 5, 2014
very happy with this tea set decent price well made
December 13, 2013
I was disappointed the set did not include a strainer. Do you sell a strainer to fit the teapot?
I have not used the pot because I am afraid to boil the pot for fear of breaking it I do not have an appropriate strainer..
August 13, 2013
Definitely a starter set
This item was packed impeccably well and with great care. I was impressed. However, some of the pieces still had chips on them (two of the small sipping cups). I don't plan on returning it based on these chips, however. They were very minor. It came in a large briefcase with custom foam inserts, which was also impressive. However, the case was made so cheaply that it made the tea set seem chintzy at first. Once I got it out, though, it was very adorable and useable. Some of the other reviews complain about how small the cups are, but that's the way traditional Gongfu tea sets are. It came with instructions on how to season the tea set (which was very easy), and how to perform a traditional Gongfu tea ceremony. This is definitely a starter set. I plan on gradually replacing each component of this set over time, but it's a great way to start learning about the art of Gongfu tea preparation. If you think you might use all six place settings at once, I recommend purchasing a larger tray as the tray that comes with it can only serve 2 or 3 at a time. One last thing: the teapot is normally supposed to be able to sit upside down in the vessel to allow excess tea to drain out so as not to ruin the leaves for a second steeping. I found that this teapot does not do this well: the lid slides down and falls off, and the teapot itself hangs too low inside the vessel so that it touches the tea. I'm very glad I purchased the tools to go with this, or else I wouldn't have the funnel/bowl it comes with to remedy this situation.
December 22, 2012
A lovely Gongfu set
This is just a lovely set and all you need to get you started making tea the Gongfu way.
December 5, 2012
Starter Gongfu Tea Set
Well made and nice item. But much smaller than expected. Makes a nice curio cabinet item.
By Casey Gates
September 19, 2012
Very well made and beautiful set. After seasoning I am sure this set will please my family and friends. If you don't already have tea tools I would recommend purchasing the "starter tool set" along with this set as they are of the same high quality and necessary for traditional brewing.
August 26, 2012
great tea set!!
This high quality tea pot set will satisfy you even you are just the beginer for tea enjoyment.
Hanging Rock, WV
June 1, 2012
Gongfu Tea Set
other than the problem I wrote about to you...the set is great.Well worth the money. Last evening I seasoned it and will be using it next week. A few tea loving friends will be over in the afternoon to sample some of my new teas.Thanks for some great items.
April 5, 2012
A Bargain for the Money
I really needed nose cups and another small tea pot for gong fu tea presentations. Although there are no tools, the set came with a mini tea table, perfect for one or two larger cups, or four or five of the cups that came with the set. The tea pot was a nice size for two- or four or five of the mini cups' worth for gong fu. I felt that I got my money's worth from just the tea pot, nose cups and tea table- the pitcher and cups simply add to the value.
December 23, 2011
Nice set but small pot and tray and no tools
It's a beautiful set but I thought that the pot and tray would be bigger. Also, I thought that the tools will come with a set. I purchased it as a gift so I wish it came with the set. The order processing and shipping was very fast. I agree with the other reviewer about the box. It was beautiful and sturdy.
Highlands Ranch, CO
February 25, 2011
Perfectly sculpted, comes in a beautifully designed box.
January 14, 2011
The set is very nice. Love the tea pot, pouring pot, and tray. The cups are kind of small. Comes in a very nice box. I didn't pay very close attention to the cup sizes.