Featuring one of the most revered and endeared symbol of good fortune and mystical powers, this Yixing tea cup is handcrafted with fine Yixing clay and designed with two majestic Chinese dragons
in flight among clouds.
Dragons are revered in Chinese culture not simply because of their graceful forms that has captured the imaginations of Chinese for centuries but also because of the meanings associated with dragons. Chinese dragons are mythical creatures associated with auspicious powers and are said to have control over water, rain, rivers and the sky. Dragons are also associated with power. For centuries, they have been associated with the Chinese emperor.
Today dragons continues to be well loved symbols of good fortune, success and are often associated with “yang” energy and are associated with male while its counterpart, the phoenix is associated with female. This lovely Yixing tea cup features two majestic dragons in flight intricately hand carved against a detailed background of a sea of clouds.
Beyond its beauty and auspicious meaning, this delightful Yixing tea cup is also crafted with the famous Yixing clay, also known as zisha—purple clay that has been used since the fifteenth century to create tea ware. Yixing tea ware is well loved by tea connoisseurs because of their unique and subtle brewing property. Yixing tea ware is well known for their absorbent and porous surfaces that retain the flavors of tea. With time, tea brewed in Yixing tea ware adopts richer and more complex flavors and tastes.
Packaged in a paper box, this large Yixing tea cup can hold up to 14 oz of tea. It will make a wonderful gift for any tea lover. Please note that hand washing is recommended for this item. (Discontinued)
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