Pairing the rugged teapot with the delicate plum blossom reflects my interest in the harmonious balance of opposites. Plum blossom is a recognised symbol in Chinese culture for winter, perseverance and rejuvenation. Tea is a restorative drink, so they partner each other well.
The title alludes to the Chinese phrase: “the three friends in winter” - the bamboo, the pine and the plum blossom. Tea should also be considered “a friend in winter”, because it warms and revives us!