Hey look what I found in a Tea Museum on Dong Ting mountain, the heart of Bi Lo Chun tea making — an antique tea cosy (!)

Bi Luo Tea Museum early tea cosy SNAP

The metal-lined drawer held hot coals and the box on top was for the teapot.  Clever, what?  (Although not quite as quick and handy as one of the flock, but then I wasn’t around when this was made ;)

PS: my tea travels in China, including in the stunning Wuyi Mountains, were rich and amazing.  Naturally I have loads of new fresh, fresh tea in my drawer.  Glory hallelujah.