Tea and Buddhism have very close relation since ancient times in China. Tea has long been valued by monks to keep them awake during meditation. Mindfulness is essential to Zen practice. So it is with brewing and drinking tea. Over time, Zen monks incorporated tea into Zen practice, paying attention to every detail of its creation and consumption.
This elegant utensil set has everything that you need for your tea table. It includes a pair of tongs, a tea scoop, a tea funnel, a tea pick, a tea mixer/digger, and a matte porcelain container featuring a delicately painted gingko design.
The design features a happy Buddha sitting peacefully holding the tea filter on his big hand that servers as a tea strainer that you can use during tea time. When tea is brewed in the traditional manner in a teapot, the tea leaves are not contained in teabags, but rather are freely suspended in the water. By using this tea strainer, you can enjoy to drink the tea soup without any loose tea leaves.