Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Yunnan Trip - My 16kg Souvenir
My Silkair flight to Kunming, Yunnan had allowed me up to 30kg of check-in luggage allowance. While in Yunnan, I gave serious thoughts of what stuff I wanted to buy and carry back to Singapore. Prices of pu erh tea especially for the new raw pu erh was astoundingly high (I will talk about tea prices in a later blog), so I settled for this tea serving set and some tea.
This 'stone on wood' set weighed a hefty 16 kg (35 lbs) when I placed the box at the airport check-in counters. You will observe from the pictures that this tea table came in its original wooden box which helped protect the tea set on its flight home. The 2 main items were the stone slab and the wooden board. A plastic tube and pump (like those mini hand pump you used to blow off dust on a camera lens) was also included in the box. Setting up this set was easy.
I was 'wowed' by this set. It looked elegant. I felt this set had incorporated the 'stone on wood' concept but was made to look simple and appealing to the eye.
And...my family actually liked it.