Monday, November 23, 2009

Lu Yu

Photo: Tea for Me Please
For some time I’ve been searching for a figurine of Lu Yu to join me during my tea sessions. He is the author of “The Classic of Tea” and greatly revered in China for his contributions to tea culture. The only one I have been able to find locally is a gigantic and expensive bronze version that Teavana had. I found this neat little gem on ebay today. It’s made out of yixing clay too. Wouldn’t it make a great tea pot holder during gong fu sessions?  I cannot wait to take it for a test drive. Pictures will follow shortly.  Now to find the room to store it…


  1. Am I correct that it's a glazed statue? Because if it were not glazed it would be nice pet to pour tea over as is so often done in China.

  2. The auction didn't say but it definately looks like it is glazed. I'll let you know once it arrives.


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