Yixing Zisha Clay Tea Cup + Aroma Cup and Saucer Set
Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China
Zisha, white glaze, wenge wood
Zhu Ni (red clay), Zhu Ni with white glaze, Zi Ni (Purple Clay)
Tasting cup 20ml, aroma cup 20ml
Tasting cup: 1.9” W x 1” H (5cm x 2.7cm) Aroma cup: 1.2” W x 1.8” H (3cm x 4.6cm) Cup Saucer: 4.5” L x 2.5” W x 0.5” H (11.6cm x 6.4cm x 1.2cm)
Tasting cup is used for drinking tea; Aroma cup, more slender and taller than tasting cup, is used for fragrance smelling; Cup Saucer is used for carrying tasting cup and aroma cup; Teavivre’s Zisha Clay Aroma Tea Cup Set with Wooden Cup Saucer are all made of pure clay material and superior solid wood; the color of white glaze is natural and comfortable; the workmanship is elegant and elaborate. There are three colors for customers to choose, dimensions are as follows:
Zisha Clay Aroma Tea Cup Set is the preferred teaware for Chinese traditional Gongfu tea ceremony, which is very suitable for oolong tea lovers and aficionados.
How to use
1. Pour the tea liquid into the aroma cup. 2. Place the tasting cup upside down upon the aroma cup.
3. Hold the cups together, quickly reverse them, and make the aroma cup upside down upon the tasting cup. 4. Lift up the aroma cup uprightly, and reverse it again after the tea liquid drained away.
5. Hold the aroma cup with your two hands, close to your nose, and smell the fragrance. Moreover, you can also gently roll over the cup between your hands to smell the tea aroma.
There are two functions of aroma cup: firstly, due to its good effect on heat preservation, it can remain the heat longer and also can warm hands. Second, its slender shape can keep the fragrance from emitting, and allow drinkers to taste the tea, meanwhile appreciate its aroma.
The wenge wood has earned its name because of the wings-liked texture, which is distributed in subtropical areas and mainly produced in Southeast Asia and South America. This kind of wood, with unique texture and slightly aroma, is one of the most beautiful woods among rosewood. But its production is scarce. Teaware which is made by wenge wood always contains an affluent sense of artistic and Chinese ancient rhyme. So, it is always loved by scholars and the many consumers.
Yixing County, the Pottery Capital of China, has a very long history of pottery making for around 6500 years. Yixing boasts abundant resources of argil, tea, bamboo and charcoal, all of which build the important material resource basis for making pottery. Yixing Zisha products have been awarded many prizes both in home and abroad, some excellent works have been presented as national gifts in international communications.