Charcoal or Wood?
I wish all decisions were this easy. When looking for a clear result you have two options left or right, green or red, bagel or muffin, in this case charcoal or wood. These are two elements used most of the time in China for the beginning process of withering or cooking tea. Simply put this is the early stages of making tea…at least it’s simple on the surface level. There are more steps involving time, humidity, crop yield, the artisan crafting the tea and yes all this plays into making a great tea with the fate of the tea leaves passed into your hands with the right teapot.
However you view it the choices are obvious, it’s a given that you have two choices. And the results open a world which unlocks the senses by playing with these two simple gifts of charcoal and wood.