Chinese tea culture has a long history, from the Tang Dynasty “cooking tea” to the Song Dynasty “ordering tea”, and then to the Ming and Qing Dynasty “brewing tea”, our drinking methods for tea have been evolving, and even the brewing of the six major tea categories of green, white, yellow, blue, black and red has its own attention. Entering the modern fast-paced society, tea lovers are also pursuing more concise tea brewing methods. The “dry bubble method” is gradually occupying the brilliance of the “wet bubble method”.

Dry brewing method: The tea tray generally used in the dry brewing method is not directly poured with water like the wet brewing method, but the waste tea is directly dumped in the trash can, which can keep the table clean and easy to clean, and you can also change the tea ceremony and tea towels at will, which adds to the fun of arranging the tea brewing space. Compared with wet brewing, dry brewing method eliminates some thicker tea ceremony utensils, making the tea ceremony more concise, convenient and adaptable, and can be arranged anywhere when traveling abroad.

The last issue introduced you to the wet tea tray, this issue will introduce you to the dry tea tray, dry tea tray is more concise, light style, can provide tea friends travel, carry with you. If you want to review the wet tea tray, please click on the “Multi-picture|Tea Tray Complete Guide (Part I)” for details.

Tea trays can be roughly divided into the following categories according to the material:

1. Made of wood


Keywords: corrosion resistance, wear resistance

Pear, also known as fragrant dalbergia, is resistant to corrosion and wear, does not crack and warp, and exudes aroma, which is the best material for making tea trays.


Keywords: smooth wood, delicate texture, solemn color

Boxwood wood is smooth, delicate in texture and solemn in color, this tea tray takes the natural form of boxwood, and its color changes from light to dark over time, giving people a simple and elegant beauty.


Keywords: affordable, practical wood

Wenge wood is an affordable and practical wood, and almost all wooden tea sets can be made from wenge.


Keywords: hard, beautiful, durable

Ebony is a precious tree species, and tea trays made of ebony are not only hard, but also beautiful and durable.

Burning solid wood

Keywords: fire technology, beauty, natural technology

It adopts fire burning process, and the natural process texture is not painted, which is environmentally friendly and beautiful.


Keywords: not afraid of flooding, no cracking, very collectible

After a long period of wind and sun, the old elm wood forms a unique weathering pattern, which is not afraid of water immersion and cracking, and is very collectible.

Second, stone system

Ugin stone

Keywords: metal, shine

The color of black gold stone is jet black, like the sparkle of metal crystals, commonly known as black stone, belongs to igneous rock. It is a good material that can be used to make tea trays for a long time.

Volcanic stone

Keywords: good water properties, strong as King Kong, environmental protection

Volcanic stone is as strong as King Kong, has good hydrophilicity, stable water quality, and environmental protection of living water.

Fossilized wood

Keywords: trees, silica

Wood fossils are tree fossils that are quickly buried millions of years ago and then replaced by silica in groundwater.


Keywords: mineral composition, jadeite

Chrysoprase is named because of its mineral composition similar to hard jadeite, not to introduce it here, if you want to know the detailed chrysoprase can be read in the “Tea Tray Book (Part I)”.

3. Bamboo system

With the purity of bamboo, humility, straightness and moderation, it has always been respected by Chinese literati. Today’s bamboo tea trays have also become one of the favorite materials of tea lovers under the premise of striving for beauty, environmental protection and pollution-free.


Heavy bamboo

Xiangfei bamboo

Carbonized bamboo

Purple bamboo

4. Pottery, porcelain and clay materials


Keywords: fragrance, no tea aroma

Purple clay is tempered from sand hammering, which does not capture the aroma of tea and does not have cooked soup aroma, so it is used to brew tea and has both color and aroma.

White pottery

Keywords: hard, clean, beautiful

White pottery is made of porcelain clay and kaolin clay as raw material, fired at a temperature of about 1200 degrees, and white pottery is used to make tea trays, which is not only hard but also clean and beautiful.


Black pottery


Blue and white porcelain

Blue and white porcelain, also known as white land blue and white porcelain, often referred to as blue and white, is one of the mainstream varieties of Chinese porcelain.

White porcelain

Ru kiln


Terracotta distressed wood

5. Other materials

Republic of China tin system


Tea trays can be roughly divided into the following categories according to the process:

1. Engraving process

Lotus carving

Dragon eagle

Openwork flowers

Window pattern


2. Ceramic process


Pastel porcelain is another colored porcelain created by the Qing court in addition to enamel. Pastels are generally rich and luxurious.

Yellow field pastel

Yellow pastel is a royal thing, because unless it is royal, ordinary people dare not use yellow.


Porcelain tire painting enamel is a decorative technique imported from abroad, later known as “Gu Yuexuan”, foreign called “rose color”. It is a fine painted porcelain specially made for the imperial use of the Qing Dynasty, and some products are also used to reward meritorious figures.

3. Other processes

Bamboo inlaid mahogany

Resin peony

Tea trays can be roughly divided into the following categories according to their functions:

The so-called functional type is according to the different needs of modern people, in order to achieve the purpose of convenience and speed.

Wet and dry

Tea trays can be roughly divided into the following categories according to their shape:







Big Dipper

Flat boat

Lotus leaf disc

Gourd shaped



Lotus leaves

Grape leaves

Tai Chi gossip

Tips: dry foam method and wet bubble method

Some people say that the dry bubble method is more artistic and elegant, “wet bubble” and “dry bubble”, one is like a local tyrant, the other is Yashi; One is drenched in water vapor, and tea flows everywhere; A water bowl to collect excess tea residue, gentle and elegant. Making tea and drinking tea is a matter of personal psychological experience, no need to stick to the rules or catch up with the trend, as long as it does not lose the essence of tea’s “health, friendship, beauty”, no matter how it changes, it is easy to control or traditional, it has their own charm.

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