We have these made by order back in June, they finally arrived!
Stove is large with a bigger air chamber, hence boils faster then the small units. Stove is 10.5 inches tall, 6 inches in diameter, weights approximately 5 lbs.
Sha Diao (kettle) is also larger in volume, 500 ml (old kettle was only 300 ml), weights 1 lbs.
It's great for out doors and indoor with good air ventilation.
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Price is including free shipping to 48 states.
Chao Zhou Stove Set is made of local red clay which has
water filtering and mineral replenishing ability. Local spring water is
the best to enhance flavor of tea grown locally in the region. This is the
fundamental science behind Chao Zhou Stove Set as one of the essentials of Chao
Zhou Kung Fu Tea. Since we can't bring the spring water to you from Chao Zhou, we bring the Chao Zhou clay ware to your habitat. Sha Diao is the clay pot to contain water, every part
of it has specific function hence made in specific way. Size of pot is
designed to be small that it contains enough water for 2 brews. Reasons
being: 1) water quantity is small enough to bring to full boil in short time
using the small portable stove, 2) water is constantly refilled so to ensure
none of the water is being boiled over and over again which can lose its
vitality. The Chinese believe fresh spring water is alive, over boiled
and stagnant water are dead in terms of energy. Water is mother of tea,
which speaks the importance of water quality when it comes to making a good cup
of tea. Flaming charcoal also provide vital energy to water it boils vs.
electric heating devices. This stove set not only adds a romantic element
to making tea, but scientifically enhances flavor and quality of water intended
for tea, hence enhances teas we drink, hence enhances our experience of tea drinking. If you
want to reach the tip top of tea making, this is a set of must have equipment.
Recommend to use any fire starter and hard wood charcoal from the BBQ/fire wood section of hardware or grocery stores.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 March, 2009.