Tea - crafts
Teapots, cups and caddies
China is best known for teapot production, especially porcelain. However, South Asia does produce tea sets using many materials like silver, brass and ceramics. In Pakistan there is a large production of glazed earthenware teapots and small cups without handles for drinking qahwa tea (tea with cardamom, cinnamon, saffron and almonds). Some traditional crafts such as copper work in India have been adapted to meet demand for more modern items like tea pots. Yet at the same time many other traditional South Asian crafts are in danger of dying out, such as the blue pottery of Delhi.
|Image: Not all tea cups are elaborate, this wooden tea cup from Darjeeling is very simple.|