Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Newest Addition!

The tea set collection grows! And the newest addition is this beautiful ceramic tea set hand carried from Japan and presented as a hostess gift. It is Hagi Yaki, crafted in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. Hagi ware is known for its translucent white glaze. It is also frequently used in tea ceremony schools and in flower arranging schools.

Notice the tea strainer crafted into the pot.
In addition to this beautiful tea set, Micky provided a wonderful assortment of Japanese teas to sample. Genmai cha, Setoya midori, Yabokita midori, Ara cha, Shinme midori.... a few that I am familiar with and many new teas to sample. Let the research and tea tastings begin!
Thank you dear friend... for your continued friendship, for the beautiful gift, for the many other treasures you presented not only to me, but to my family. We enjoyed your visit last month and have beautiful memories of a very special time shared between family and friends.


Comfrey Cottages said...

awwww what a wonderful gift! enjoy:)

Martha said...

What a wonderful gift -- enjoy the beautiful tea set.

Steph said...

It is so beautiful!!