|The tea-set for brewing tea-leaves:|
|The essential components of are a DA KWAN (ÒþÎ¸: teakettle), a teakettle lid rest,
a SUK WOO (âÙéÝ: water cooling bowl), a CHA CAHN (ó±íÓ: teacup),
a teacup rest, CHA BAN (ó±Úï: tea-tray).
Traditionally, there are three names for the teakettle: from the spout of a kettle, it is called
DA BYUNG (ÒþÜº) if the bail is on the side, DA HO (Òþû¾) if the bail is on the opposite side
and DA KWAN (ÒþÎ¸) If the bail is on top. Currently, all types teakettle is commonly
called DA KWAN (ÒþÎ¸).
|The teakettle must have an artistic character with balanced harmony of body, spout,
bail and its lid for a sense of esthetic appreciation and a functional character for its usage.
There are two factors for teakettle¡¯s functional quality:
SAM SOO(ß²â©) for proper flow of water and SAM PYUNG (ß²øÁ) for perfect balance
of its shape. There are two type of teacup, CHAN (íÓ) and BAE (ÛÍ).
A stem of Bae is higher than a stem of Jahn and the Jahn is more suitable
for Korean tradition. To sense the touch of its aroma, the teacup should have
proper thickness, shape and size.
The tea-set for brewing tea-powder:
DA WAN (ÒþèÊ: tea-bowl) is required for this tea set. The tea-bowl from Joseun dynasty has virtuousness
in its shape that suit to every occasions.
In oriental philosophy, teacup, made from a handful of dirt, is the foremost vessel of all.
Its simplicity did not come from effortless potter-ship, but it came from spotless beauty
of pure and complete balance. It is harmony of elegance and dignity
The height of tea-bowl is about the size of the palm of hand. Texture, color,
condition of glaze,and processing procedure of tea-bowl determines
the taste and aroma of tea and brewing.
For example, a porcelain type of cup is appropriate for the green tea.
Not only used to brew a tea, the tea-set shares a life and its stories with our ancestors.
Its mended scar is proof of ages and its history.
The beauty of life was founded from the reflection of tea- set.