This picture shows my modern Meissen Chinese tea cup with its ancestor. Yep! The cup on the right is an original end of 17th Century old tea cup from Jing De Zhen, a famous pottery town in China. It is to Porcelain what Yixing is to teapots. That is where Meissen got its technology to make white porcelain. And, as you can see, the design of these 2 cups shows how related their story is.
My name is Stéphane Erler. I live in Taiwan since 1996 and have been studying tea with Teaparker. He's a worldwide tea expert and author of over 30 tea books. The study of tea isn't just theoretical, but it's also rooted in daily practice. It's a path of continuous improvement. As my brewing technique improves I get access to better teas and better accessories. These things go hand in hand. My blog documents my learning since 2004. And I have set up an online tea boutique with my selection of top quality teas, accessories and tea culture.