Tuesday 11 January 2022

Jade teapot

I found this picture in the Facebook page of the British Museum. It is not an antique, it was actually made in 2017, by Chinese artist Yu Ting. It's on display in Room 33b, for those wishing to visit the place. I know I do. I wanted to share this picture because I love tea and because this got me thinking about something. Say what you will about the Chinese, and people in the Far East in general, but they sure know how to make and prepare tea. They turn it into an art. This teapot is a prime example of it. And I have a rhetorical question about this: who in his right mind, except a raving maniac, would spoil such delicate work by throwing a splotch of milk in it?

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the handle! And I'm with you on the milk blasphemy.