SETS TO BOIL WATER
Sitting around the hearth as the water boils, the house fills with mirth — A perfect time to make those old acquaintances new again.
Based on the needs of tea ware aficionados, our kettle brings high-class tea tasting to all tea drinkers. Full round lines form the large body of the kettle; tendrils of steam escape from the small pinholes on the body; the high neck has a slight bend, making it easy to pour.
A special blend of clays were used in this piece that soften water boiled in it; and it works on a variety of burners— electric, gas, coal, or propane. Needs change with the times; our kettle meets the needs of now.
Even today our kettle is already becoming a symbol of the tea ceremony.
The taste of tea is something for which we yearn. As its the fragrance opens up, layer by layer, we are enticed to take a closer whiff, a sip.
Differences in tea arise from the fermentation process.
The freshness and mouthfeel change accordingly: Fresh green tea needs water slightly cooled to bring out its fresh vegetal notes. Yellow tea is vibrant and rich, and is worth a slow, considered tasting; Rich, mellow tea is like tranquil moments in life-they need time and warmth to bring out their inner qualities.
Through materials testing, it has been found that the qualities of the ceramic vessels influence water temperature. In other words, each material controls the temperature of the brewing water in its own unique way. Teas of different degrees of fermentation are better suited for different pots. The perfect pot can brew a tea with a perfect mouthfeel. We love tea, and so we live and work by the motto – The Perfect Pot for the Perfect Brew.
Porcelain, a quick conductor of heat,
prevents the overcooking of delicate tea leaves. It is best suited for brewing lightly-fermented or non-fermented Green Tea, Bao-Zhong and High-Mountain Tea.
Pottery maintains a moderate water temperature that open up the layers of fragrance in the tea. It is best suited for brewing partly-fermented or half-fermented teas, such as Taiwan Oolong Tea or Wuyi Mountain Rock Tea.
Purion holds heat inside the pot while the tea is brewing. It allows for deep, mellow flavors to be pulled from the leaves of the tea. It is best suited for brewing heavily-fermented and fully-fermented teas, such as Tie Guang-Yin, Yunnan Black Tea, Heavily-Fired Oolongs, aged Teas and Pu-Erh Tea.
PITCHERS & GAIWAN
Lin’s Ceramic Studio
Established in 1983, the studio was born out of the need for change in the simplest form of necessities—pots, cups, dishes, service ware—the daily wares of our lives.
Ever since the birth of the first pot by our founder Lin Jung-Kuo 30 years ago, we have applied our talents to the creation of superb tea ware. Now, Lin ́s Ceramics Studio produces expert-made, innovative tea ware known for its quality.
Milestone-Move with the Change of Taiwan ‘s Tea Culture
1980s Expansion: Along with the surge of tea culture, our products found their way in over 80% of Taiwan ́s tea houses.
1990s Personalisation: As tea culture has become more popular and personalized, our distribution channels has spread into department stores.
1998 Chinese Market: We opened up the gate into Chinese market by participating in the 1st Hangzhou Tea Expo.
2003 Going International: Invited to the Japanese Takashimaya Department Store, we became one of the rare tea ware brands standing on the international stage.
2005 Purion Series Developed: Along with the birth of our motto“, A Good Pot Makes Good Tea”
2008 Ju Ware Series Developed: A perfect expression of Song-era porcelain
2010 World Stage: Reach to world customers at Taiwan pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo.
2011 Turning Point: Joining in World Design Expo as a creative industry brand.
2012 Cross-boundary Cooperation: With the joint of 8 innovative designers, we created a new expression for tea culture by a 40-minute-drama—Tea Party“Slow & Flow”.
2013 Moving Forward: Established for 30 years, we pitch a new milestone.
2014 Tea Party“Slow & Flow”《Slow and Flow,Tea Party》received the German iF
Tea Party II《混得好in the mix》iF 2016 DESIGN AWARD
Tea Party II《混得好in the mix》DFA 2015 Design For Asia Award-Special Culture Award
Tea Party II《混得好in the mix》2015 Golden Pin Design Award
Communication Design Award with its fusion of classic Eastern tea spirit and the happiness of a Western banquet. This is the first tea culture artwork from the Chinese community to win the iF Communicatio Design Award.
Not satisfied with just the form and colour of a work, we focus on the innovation of each piece and how customers use our tea wares. From that starting point, we have developed many classic pieces, such as improved Tea Tray, Executive Mug, Easy Steep Teapot, and our Kettle and Stove sets.
R&D, design, production, and marketing are combined into a single body at our studio. Currently Studio operate 12 stores in Taiwan, 39 direct channels in China, and close to a hundred sales sites throughout the world.