the more beautiful it becomes.
The pot is seasoned by repeatedly pouring tea over the surface.
The deposit left on the clay creates this beautiful patina over time.
Some pots, the clay has been burnished by tea made over 400 years ago.
This museum will be closing in 10 minutes.
400 years old, they're letting you use it to make yourself a brew.
Some things aren't supposed to sit behind glass,
they're made to be touched.
To be handled.
These pots need attention.
The clay is cracking.
Well, I can't see how a tiny splash of tea is going to help.
Sometimes you have to look hard at something to see its value.