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 (!)
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 ;)
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.