2 years ago, I posted a picture of a tea set from the second tea set competition in Yingge. Before that, tea accessories were purchased independently from each other and little thought was given to the look of the tea set. But since these tea set competitions, I feel that tea sets in Taiwan have improved a lot. There has been a search for more harmony between the accessories. Sometimes, they are all done by the same maker. Also, the sets are laid out with more grace then before. Here a few examples I had the chance to photograph not long time ago in a tea shop:
The one below is very simple and uses a Qing dynasty plate under the teapot (when an idea is good, it tends to be copied!):
In a show of beautiful the tea sets, I think that those I have used at the Taipei Story House would also be worthy of display:
Wen Shan Bao Zhong " Terre de Chine "
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