SELFLESSNESS TRAVEL SET
Selflessness Travel Set is a collaboration between ZENS and The Forbidden City Cultural Center. It is designed to remind us of the importance of empathy towards our fellow people. This set includes a teapot, serving cup, tea cups, tray, and wooden mats.
The sharing of tea is the perfect setting to engage with others. This set can be indoors, as well as carried with you and you travel without losing the sense of original tea ritual.
From Han Dynasty, it was decreed that self-interest and greed should not be set above benevolence and friendship. The cultivation of this idea and its philosophy are the inspiration of the Selflessness Travel Tea Set as a means to develop and deeper understanding and empathy towards the people around us.
This intricately detailed series takes the 5 elements as its own - gold tea tray, wooden pad, water for the tea, fire for heating, and earth for the Qinghui clay of its teapot. Used in concert, the set encompasses the very heart of the traditions and culture of China. This tea set inherits the bold, strong and upright masculinity of the traditional square pot, while reflecting modern aesthetics.