It caught my eyes right away, what looks like a wooden tea tray with slotted rows across the top. At $36 it was still half the price of the what Ten Ren is charging for a similar sized tea tray.
(I also found out at NY's Broadway Panhandler shop I paid $8 more than I could get it online.)
Anyhow, I tried it just now, and unfortunately the seams are not totally sealed to catch the water....almost perfect..sigh. Not giving up, though. A smart friend is suggesting i seal the bottom with some glue/sealant. I'll try that. In any case, it's a beautiful piece (2 pieces: the slotted plate comes off) made of bamboo.
For those who don't drink tea "Kung Fu" style, it's for being able to pour hot water OVER the smallish tea pots and tea cups during tea making to maintain good temperature for the tea that's being brew with lots of leaves and short amount of steeping time.
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