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medicine pot

DIA100xH90mm, China

After the miniature bamboo steamer, we have the miniature medicine pot.  Made with a sandy type of clay, this pottery container is identical to the real thing.  Unlike the normal teapot the handle and the spout are placed in the same direction which makes pouring easier.  The doctor for Chinese medicine normally prescribe for the herbs to be boiled with certain amount of water (e.g. 6 bowls) and to be reduced to a lesser amount (say 1 bowl).  It will be hard to judge by time how long the brewing will take and every now and then one will have to pour out the medicine to see if the correct amount has been reached.

DIA20xH40mm, Thailand

This miniature silver kettle was selected by Furze for the Something Old Something New exhibition and is available at both Mountain Folkcraft and Soil.

Since we have the kettle on, I will share with you a Thai Iced Tea (Cha Yen) recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Tbs Thai tea powder
  • 4 Tbs sugar
  • 3 Tbs sweet condense milk
  • 2 cups water
  • milk
  • ice cubes
  1. Bring the water to a simmer, turn off the heat and add the Thai tea powder
  2. Stir and let it brew for 5 – 10 mins
  3. Pour the tea over a fine sieve or a cheeze cloth to get rid of the tea leaves
  4. Add in the sugar and the condense milk, stir well and let it cool down
  5. When it has cool down to room temp, fill a glass with ice and pour in the tea
  6. Add in a dash of milk and enjoy!