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assortment of matching tea and smelling cups – Sold in a shop in Yingge’s Ceramics Street

Tea pots – Displayed in one of the shops

assortment of tea tools Tea tools sold in a shop in Yingge’s Ceramics Street – produced in China

Context of the observation

Our trip to Yingge demonstrated the diversity of products related to tea in Taiwan. The town has several hundred pottery manufacturers whose products are sold in numerous shops string along Yingge Old Street.


239, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Yingge District


1 Interpretation

Whereas the price range and therefore quality of tea pots sold in Yingge’s ceramics street is diverse, tea tools (needle, tong, funnel, spoon) are cheap products primarily imported from China. The most important item used in a tea ceremony is the tea pot, the equipment is rarely seen as a whole, in terms of being a set.

19 Jun 2012

2 Questions & 0 Responses

What are decision criteria for customers to choose tea equipment? Does the origin of a product matter?

10 Sep 2012

Would it be reasonable to offer a service to manufacture tea equipment according to the particular taste of customers. Any thoughts on ways of realisability?

10 Sep 2012