This bamboo tray is used for brewing tea in the traditional Chinese Gong Fu style. The tray is an important ingredient in gong fu brewing because of the potentially messy nature of the process. Cups and other items used in the gong fu ceremony are rinsed, often more than once, in hot water or tea during the course of a gong fu tea service. The tray provides a platform for the tea service and the tray catches and holds the overflow water.
This is a basic gong fu tray with a simple, clean design. The tray has two pieces: a removable bamboo top and the main bamboo body (see photos).