Countryside Style Yixing Teacup
A simple rounded clay teacup with a slightly fluted lip and a rustic rough matte texture. This style of cup is commonly used in the countryside for all-day no-fuss tea drinking.
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A simple rounded clay teacup with a slightly fluted lip. This style of cup is commonly used in the countryside for all-day no-fuss tea drinking. Crafted from dark and subtly colored natural purple-brown zi ni yixing clay with a rustic rough matte texture. The large size is great for serving family and friends. Capacity 110mL.
The characters she de are painted on the side on black calligraphy, which translate as “generosity” or “selflessness.” She de encapsulates the idea that by sharing more and not being focused on material possessions, you in turn receive more immaterial wealth from the community.
Pictured with our matching Countryside Style Yixing Teapot, sold separately.
About Yixing Clay
Yixing clay comes from Yixing County in Jiangsu Province. This type of clay is prized for its high levels of iron. Many variants of yixing clay with different characters are sourced from different-colored layers in the soil. Natural colors include various shades and gradients of red, yellow, and purple-brown.
Like all of our yixing clay products, this pot is unglazed. The natural clay remains its original color. Yixing clay absorbs aromas easily, so just rinse it off with boiling water instead of washing with soap.