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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware Review

All that's good about British colonial architecture is exemplified in the simple white facade, wooden monsoon shutters, and colonnaded verandas. More than 600 pieces of delicate antique teaware from the Tang (618–907) through the Qing (1644–1911) dynasties fill rooms that once housed the commander of the British forces. Skip the lengthy, confusing tea-ceremony descriptions; concentrate on the porcelain itself. Look out for the unadorned brownish-purple clay of the Yixing pots: unglazed, their beauty hinges on perfect form. There's a playroom on the ground floor with interactive computer stations on the history of tea.

Updated: 02-03-2013

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