Little Monk Yixing Teacup
A tall rounded yixing teacup made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold with a little monk meditating under a Bodhi tree, a symbol of mindfulness. Great for serving family and friends.
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A tall rounded yixing teacup made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold with a little monk meditating under a Bodhi tree, a symbol of mindfulness. The monk chants: “Bodhi has no tree, and no mirrors” written in gold calligraphy alongside him, part of a famous sutra. These comfortably rounded cups are taller and larger than usual and are great for serving family and friends. Capacity 110mL.
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. The black color results from the addition of silicon carbide to the clay, a natural coloration technique used since the beginning of the 20th century.
Like all of our yixing clay products, this cup 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.