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Cedric Lackpot -

Spouts of Fury: When Tea and Kung Fu Collide.

I found this on reddit where one of the /r/juggling subscribers mentioned it in an entirely different sub - thanks, /u/Sub_Mentions bot! - and I thought The Edge would appreciate the skills and the sentiments.

https://youtu.be/xTkm20eGBxU

LP will undoubtedly revile the paucity of biscuits, but you can't have everything can you?

Daniel Simu - - Parent

That is amazing! I can't yet find such a teapot on ebay :(

Little Paul - - Parent

More detail about the form here: https://www.teavivre.com/info/gongfu-tea-long-pot/

I haven't yet found a source for long pots, but it feels like a lot of the moves could be achieved with a long spout watering can, the sort used for houseplants.

Orinoco - - Parent

That is lovely.

The numerous origins are very interesting. If I was an emperor fearing assassination I don't think making people carry a spear like tea pot would make me feel at ease.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

I thought exactly the same, haha!

mtb - - Parent

Besides, they could just poison the tea at source....

Mïark - - Parent

I think it was probably more a class thing, Chinese nobility wouldn't want lower classes getting too close.

 

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