classic yixing teacups
its makes us happy to offer such a historical classic collection of teacups. the yixing ceramcs are unique for their rich history, charm and tea interface qualities. in china these ceramics are renowned by chinese tea aficionados and are also eagerly sought after by collectors of fine ceramic art. the ceramics are named yixing after the place in china located on lake taihu, this place has long been known as the pottery capital of china. It was here is during the ming dynasty, that the world’s first teapots were made. as time passed, these distinctive red earthenware pieces made their way to europe with the first tea shipments, and served as the direct ancestor for all teapots that followed!
we think the teacups impart an elegant simplicity and geometry. the cups are unglazed on the outside,with surfaces that promise with continued use, a rich patina to develop.
for the best enjoyment and care of your yixing teacups, we recommend warming the cups with hot water...the pour in your favorite tea. pair these cups with the classic yixing teapot.
comes in 2 colors: charcoal brown & burnt clay
set of 4 teacups
dimensions: 3 in tall x 2.75 in dia / 7.62 cm x 6.98 cm