Showcasing a stunning gold and red design on dark brown Yixing clay, this Yixing tea mug is any tea loverís dream. Equipped with a strainer and a lid, this cup is not only exquisitely beautiful, but also wonderfully convenient for when you want to personally brew a small serving of tea for yourself. With just tealeaves and hot water, your tea can be brewed anywhere at any time. Furthermore, the lid on this teacup ensures that your tea will continue to stay warm throughout the day.
This splendid tea mug comes packed with symbolism and meaning, and makes for a wonderful conversation starter. To begin, this teacup is adorned with red and gold, two very important colors in Chinese culture. Red symbolizes good fortune, prosperity, and joy, while gold symbolizes neutrality, luck, wisdom and freedom from worldly cares. This Yixing tea mug features a motif of two Chinese dragons on both this mugís exterior and cap, which symbolize luck, power, prosperity, and nobility. In the middle of the two dragons, a flaming pearl is depicted, which is said to give the dragons power over the rain, rivers, lakes, and sea. The pair of dragons fights over this flaming pearl, which is also associated with spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, and immortality. Topped off with gold borders and embellishments, this Yixing tea mug was painted with naturally colored clay and with a superior level of expertise, making it a worthwhile addition to your home.
Made in Yixing, China, this Yixing tea mug, along with any other Yixing tea mugs
that you find, is made with clay that retains small traces of tea with each brew, so that eventually, your tea will be infused with a complex mixture of flavors. When you are done brewing your tea, the strainer can be perfectly placed on the lid, which can be easily placed upside down on the table. The clay also provides a matte texture, to ensure that you wonít lose your grip on the handle.
Though you need to hand wash this tea mug, the functional and elegant nature of this mug is worth the wash. Unique and loaded with meaning, this tea mug is packaged in a paper box, making it a fantastic gift for anyone who loves tea.