Size: around L18cm * W6.5cm * H1.7cm (Size varies on each tea holder because it is hand made)
Thickness of the thickest part is 5mm.
Weight: around 41g
This photograph features a handcrafted bamboo "Cha He," which translates to "Tea Holder," a traditional implement in the Chinese tea ceremony known as Gongfu Cha. The Cha He is used to hold and display the dry tea leaves before they are placed into the brewing vessel, such as a Gaiwan or a Yixing teapot.
The dimensions of this particular Cha He are 18 cm in length, 6.5 cm in width, and 1.7 cm in height, making it a convenient size for handling a variety of tea leaves. Made from solid bamboo, it exhibits the natural beauty and simplicity of the material, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable and light.
Handmade craftsmanship ensures that each Cha He has its unique charm and character. The elegance of its design, with the raised edges and the curvature on one end, suggests a thoughtful consideration for both function and form. The raised edges help to contain the tea leaves, while the curved end serves as a spout for easily guiding the leaves into the brewing vessel.
The bamboo's smooth finish highlights the tactile nature of tea preparation, inviting touch and enhancing the sensory experience of the tea ceremony. This Cha He is an essential tool for tea enthusiasts who appreciate the traditional methods of preparing tea and the ceremonial aspects that surround its enjoyment.
Bamboo “Cha He” Tea Holder Hand Made L18cm * W6.5cm * H1.7cm