Tea drinking is a pleasurable and refined occupation. So there’s no such thing as downing it straight out of a mug, writes Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal
THERE’S nothing more pleasurable than tea drinking — unless you’re a coffee addict! But, it has to be said, there’s something about indulging in a tete-a-tete over tea that brings on a sense of serenity and bliss.
Drinking tea awakens the senses, clears the mind, dispels worry and cleanses the palate. It inspires a cool and carefree existence, a tranquil and stable heart. Tea is like a well-read and worldly scholar — restrained, peaceful and relaxed.
Suffice to say, some thought should also be given to the vessel in which the tea is served. Somehow, sipping tea out of a coffee mug seems “oh so wrong”.
Liuligongfang, founded in Taiwan and Asia’s largest Liuli (crystal glass) arts brand is set to unveil its new gallery at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It offers an exquisite tea set collection, The Little Teapot, for your tea drinking pleasure through its lifestyle brand, Liuli Living.
The collection comprises two separate tea sets: Plump Little Bird and The Wellspring Teapot, both of which are made from fine bone china — pure, white and delicate.
Both sets come with one teapot and two teacups. The substantial teapot can hold up to four servings and its size is ideal for maintaining an ideal drinking temperature and strength of tea. A touch of red Liuli crystal on the teapot heightens the elegance of the experience.
The Plump Little Bird Tea set retails for RM388 while the Wellspring Tea set sells for RM368.
Liuligongfang Malaysia’s new gallery will open in mid September and is located at L2.01.06 Level 2, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur