If you have never witnessed the Chinese tea ceremony of GongFu, be prepared for a true Zen experience. This ancient tea ceremony is a wonderful way to extract the best tea you can from the best tea leaves for the ultimate cup of tea. The GongFu ceremony typically involves Oolong tea (such as our Wuyi Rock Organic Oolong), steeped in purple clay Yixing teapots. Yixing pots eventually take on the flavor of tea that is steeped in them, and it is said that after many tea infusions one can simply add water to an Yixing pot and enjoy a tasty cup! I currently have only two of the Yixing tea sets at the Emporium, but am on the lookout for the right supplier so we can increase our offerings in the near future.
Enjoy the GongFu video, and please try to ignore the ultimate insult to any tea ceremony being the cell phones ringing in the background! GongFu Tea Ceremony