Looking to get into loose-leaf tea, but you don't know where to start? Try our Tea Starter Kit! Our simple Starter Kit Includes:
1 Gaiwan (lid, bowl, and saucer)
1 Ounce of tea
Perfect for one person! Great as a small pot to use while working, studying, reading, or relaxing! The gaiwan is the perfect vessel for almost any loose-leaf tea, and it can be used with teas not included in the kit. Also makes a great gift! (Even for yourself!)
Green Tea is an unoxidized style of tea that retains the vegetal taste of the fresh leaf. White Tea is a lightly oxidized style of tea that is left to wither in the shade or partial shade; it has a mild, soothing character. Oolong Tea is a partially oxidized style of tea; its exact processing and style can vary widely like its flavor. This oolong is a lighter, rolled variety.
What is a Gaiwan?
The Gaiwan is a traditional Chinese ceramic vessel for preparing tea. It can be used without a cup, but many people prefer to use one with a cup. The saucer can be used to hold the gaiwan while it's hot, while the lid keeps the liquid warm while loose leaves brew happily inside!
Black Tea Starter Kit
Looking to get into loose-leaf black tea, but you don't know where to start? Try our Black Tea Starter Kit! Our simple Starter Kit Includes:
Perfect for one or two persons! Great as a pot to use while working, studying, reading, or relaxing! Make several cups of tea at one time with the Ali Baba pot, and it can be used with teas not included in the kit. Also makes a great gift! (Even for yourself!)
Recommended usage and brewing instructions are included!
What is differentiates black tea from other types of tea?
Black Tea is a fully oxidized style of tea that loses the vegetal taste of the fresh leaf. As the leaf is oxidized and dried, it develops a range of flavors from tannic to fruity to chocolatey to brassy.
About our Ali Baba Pot
These ceramic pots are created especially for Dobrá Tea by our friend Mr. Fortel in Prague, CZ. We enjoy using them for Black Tea, but they can also be used for Herbal Teas.
"Dragon Square" Teapot
A yixing-like clay teapot. Hand-designed and produced by Ms. Yin Qifen. The Dragon wraps itself around the pot and presents the tea. Appx. 400 mL capacity.
"Dragon Family" Yixing Teapot
One-of-a-kind hand-made dragon design zusha (cinnibar/orange-red sand) clay teapot. Perfect for brewing oolong tea. Approximately 350 mL capacity.
Artist and potter: Mr. Cheng Gao
"Dragon in Pearl Clouds" Yixing Teapot
One-of-a-kind hand-made dragon design zisha (purple sand) clay teapot. Perfect for brewing oolong tea. Approximately 260 mL capacity.