40 Years of Treasure Green
Celebrating Two Generations of Tea Masters
A message from Tea Master Olivia --
This limited-edition collection is a tribute to my family’s history and legacy. To celebrate four decades, I have selected four Jingdezhen gaiwans, each with a custom painting by Vancouver-based artist Su Jiangang.
These paintings represent four significant moments in my personal journey as a Chinese tea master. I am very proud to share a part of my family's legacy with you. These stories reflect our growth as a family business and the passion that drives us forward year after year.
Jingdezhen gaiwans are a form of art; they display incredible quality and modern design while paying respect to traditional methods of craftsmanship. Every aspect of these gaiwans is designed with intention. I want these to be pieces you can use and admire at home.
Thank you for joining me in celebrating forty years with Treasure Green!
About the Artist
Su Jiangang is a contemporary Chinese painter and calligrapher, originally from ChangShu, China. He now lives and works in Vancouver, Canada teaching calligraphy and sharing his artistry.
In the early eighties, Su became a student of renowned calligrapher Yan Gong Da. Su’s work favoured expression over mere formal likeness. Through his meticulous brushwork and precise choice of colour, he captures the living essence of his subjects elegantly.
Although painting in ancient aesthetics, Su’s work is far from detached from the contemporary human experience. By selecting themes and subjects closely related to his everyday life, Su gives the classical style a breath of new life. The weighty connection to the past blends harmoniously with Su’s innate expression of innocent playfulness, making the depiction of his subjects a true delight to behold.
About the Jingdezhen Gaiwan
Jingdezhen, in the Jiangxi province, is often recognized as the porcelain capital of China. Pottery artists in this city have been producing fine hand-crafted porcelain for thousands of years. Legend has it that the Emperor of the Song Dynasty was so pleased with the craftsmanship that he renamed the county after his regal era name “Jingde” as a token of affection.
Jingdezhen porcelain is fully handmade, allowing artists to create eggshell-thin products that hold its shape and will not warp over time.
The gaiwans in this collection are thoughtfully designed with a classic 150ml three-piece style that is versatile and timeless; a perfect addition in every home.