This is a traditional Chaozhou red clay Gong fu tea stove, which has been used for boiling water in Gong fu tea ceremonies for centuries. The stove is made out of high-quality Chaozhou red clay, giving it a vintage look and feel.
The surface of the stove is hand-carved with calligraphy that reads “Lu Shi Lu”, referring to the saint of tea Lu Yu. The shape and decorative art of Chaoshan stove are derived from the Ding style stove designed by Lu Yu in the Tang Dynasty. The biggest difference between them is that the Ding style stove is made of iron and the Chaoshan stove is made of clay.
This tea stove is a must-have for any true tea lover who wants to enjoy authentic Gong fu tea.
Before Using the Stove
- When using the clay stove for the first time or in a more humid environment. Do not put too much charcoal, the charcoal fire is better to be relatively small. Allow the clay stove to adapt to the process. Thus the life of the clay stove will be longer and more durable.
- The black part inside the clay stove is refractory clay. It is added to the stove after firing out of the kiln, it has not been fired. So the new stove refractory clay is easier to loosen. In transit, some individual can shock a crack out. Use some water to wet the clay and wipe, then the crack will be gone; Even if you do not deal with this crack, it does not affect the use of the stove.
- When cleaning the new stove, pay attention to the protection of refractory clay. Refractory clay is relatively easy to fall before the use. After the use of the stove, the refractory clay will be very solid.
- After successfully setting fire, it is best to put it in the open space.
- Put a piece of charcoal on the gas and burn it red.
- Then put it in the bottom. Lay charcoal pieces on top.
- Stoke the wind to light the fire.
- Ignite the fire-starting material (fire-starting material can be solid alcohol, wood chips, cotton wetted with liquid alcohol, etc. Solid alcohol is recommended).
- Place the charcoal on the ignition material. If you are using wood chips, be careful to hollow them out so that the charcoal will not be crushed out. Pick small pieces of charcoal, it is easier to ignite.