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Intro to Gongfu Cha

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Dobra Tea

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Intro to Gongfu Cha

Instructor: Mary Cotterman



Although the term “Gongfu Cha” is often applied to any style of Chinese tea service by American tea folks, in China it refers to a very specialized form of tea pouring from the Chaoshan region of Guangdong. It was developed in relationship with the Phoenix Mountains and the oolong that has been produced there since the Ming dynasty. This Class will be an introduction to this charming and idiosyncratic pouring style ideal for high fragrance, high tannin oolongs, such as those from the Phoenix and Wuyi mountains. Come experience Chaozhou Gongfu Cha, drink some lovely teas, and try your hand at pouring!


Mary Cotterman is a ceramic artist and tea aficionado. She lived in Southern China where she studied making traditional teaware and tea culture. After having traveled to many tea mountains throughout China, she settled in Chaozhou for two years where she learned Gongfu Cha from old masters and participated in many public tea events. Mary specializes in making Gongfu tea ware and pouring formal tea service. She is now back in the US, with a mission to share and enjoy Chinese tea culture with Americans.


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