Dehua County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
3.5” W x 2.4” H (8.8cm x 6cm)
Ru Yao porcelain, named because it is originated in Ruzhou, is a very precious ceramic, which ranks the first place among Chinese Five Famous Kiln -- Ru, Guan, Ge, Jun, Ding (汝、官、哥、钧、定). The two special characteristics of Ru Yao porcelain are the glaze color and Kai Pian. The glaze color of this teapot is azure, which just like the color of the sky after raining. In addition, the tiny grains (cracks or “Kai Pian” in Chinese) are not conspicuous for the new filter. But with long time use, the tea liquid will gradually penetrate into the cracks, so that we can see these grains clearly. The deeper the grains, the more charming the teapot will be.
The shape of this strainer holder looks like an unopened flower bud, while the top part of this strainer slightly opens, just like the blooming lotus flower which is beautiful and elegant. The designer not only makes the beautiful shape, but also makes sure its practicability. The double fine environmental filter bound at the wall of the strainer with cotton thread, so the filtered tea liquid is clear and bright, which makes the taste better and pure.