Dragon Well Spring
Chinese tea drinking functions as an informal daily ritual, with emphasis on slowing down to appreciate one's company, one's natural surroundings and the essence of the leaf.
Dragon Well Spring tea, or 龙井茶, is grown in the valleys near Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province of China. The following tea service was the result of a 2 week exchange visit exploring craft, culture and tea in the city of Hangzhou.
Through the ceremonial sharing of tea, guests were invited to engage in conversation on the spirit of the spring season, a time for moderation, stability and re-acquaintance with the verdant earth.
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